Names Of He Liao

LI 19 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Grain Bone Hole
  • Pinyin Name: He Liao
  • Chinese Character: 口禾髎
Meridian Information

Where Is LI 19 ?

LI 19 Location

  • Directly below the lateral margin of the nostril at the level of GV 26
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is LI 19 Used For?

LI 19 Clinical Usages

  • Sinus congestion.
  • Nasal polyps, sores.
  • Nosebleed (combination with GV 23 and LI 19)  

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How Is LI 19 Categorized?

LI 19 Acupuncture Point Associations

  • Intersecting point of the LI & ST Channels

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use LI 19 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use LI 19 ?

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".

What Points Are Near LI 19 ?

ST 3 Great Bone-Hole


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  • 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


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  • 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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