LI 16 - Acupuncture Point - Ju Gu

  • English Name:  Great Bone
  • Pinyin Name:  Ju Gu
  • Chinese Character:  巨骨
  • In the upper aspect of the shoulder between the acromial extremity of the clavicle and the spine of the scapula.
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  • 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.  

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  • Intersecting point of the LI & Yang Qiao Meridians

The (LI) Large Intestine Meridian has 20 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions
SI 10
Upper Arm Shu
  • Local point for shoulder and upper arm pain, swelling and/or weakness.
  • Wind-heat, wind-cold - chills and fever.  
SI 12
Grasping the Wind
  • Local point for shoulder, scapula and/or arm pain, numbness, weakness along the course of the channel.  


TH 15
Celestial Bone Hole
  • Local Point.

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