Theory

LI 16 - Acupuncture Point - Ju Gu


LI 16 Names

  • English Name: Great Bone
  • Pinyin Name: Ju Gu
  • Chinese Character: 巨骨

Location

  • In the upper aspect of the shoulder between the acromial extremity of the clavicle and the spine of the scapula.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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LI 16 Clinical Uses

  • Adjunctive point with LI 15 for shoulder issues, particularly chronic issues related to blood stasis.
  • Resolve Blood stagnation in the chest & lungs, vomiting a/or coughing of Blood.  


LI 16 Point Associations

  • Intersecting point of the LI & Yang Qiao Meridians

LI 16 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



LI 16 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

SI 10

SI 12

TH 15

  • TH 15  Celestial Bone Hole
    • Local Point.



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