LI 19 - Acupuncture Point - He Liao

  • English Name:  Grain Bone Hole
  • Pinyin Name:  He Liao
  • Chinese Character:  口禾髎
  • Directly below the lateral margin of the nostril level with GV 26
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  • Sinus congestion.
  • Nasal polyps, sores.
  • Nosebleed (combination with GV 23 and LI 19)  

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The (LI) Large Intestine Meridian has 20 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions
ST 3
Great Bone-Hole
  • Local point - Twitching eyelids, pain a/or swelling of the cheek, trigeminal neuralgia, toothache.
  • Deviation from stroke, bell's palsy, facial paralysis.
  • Swelling of the knee (Deadman text).
ST 4
Earth Granary
  • Facial pain - Bell's palsy, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, deviation of mouth from stroke, toothache.
  • Inability to close the eye, eye twitching, itching, night blindness.
  • Inability to eat.
  • May be helpful for atrophy and/or movement issues within the legs.


GV 25
White Bone-Hole
  • Important point to restore or help maintain consciousness, for shock, loss of consciousness, to revive from drowning.
  • Rosacea, circulation issues in nose.
  • Nasal issues - rhinitis, polyps, discharge, inability or changes in olfactory sensations (smell).
  • May reduce alcohol intoxication (deadman).  


GV 26
Water Trough
  • One of two Command Points (with PC 6) added to the original four, for fainting, collapse. Main point for restoring consciousness, for shock, revivial from fainting, weakness, helps patient to awaken, use fingernail in an emergency.
  • Main point for acute low back sprain, helps relieve pain and restore motion, moves stagnation at the opposite end of the channel. After obtaining the Qi, have pateint bend then rotate the waist.
  • Nosebleed, nasal discharge issues, problems with olfactory sensations (smell).
  • Manic-depression and other strong shen disturbances, epilepsy (seizures).  


GV 27
Extremity of the Mouth
  • Problems of the mouth and sinuses - tongue ulcers, bad breath (halitosis), pain a/or swelling of the gums, nosebleed, nasal congestion.
  • Psychological/Shen issues - manic depression, epilepsy, etc.  


(EX) Bitong
Nose Opening
  • Local point for nasal issues - obstruction, congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis.


(EX) Biyan
Eyes of Nose
  • Local point for nasal issues - obstruction, congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis.

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