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Large Intestine LI 14

Chinese Name: Binao (English translation: Upper Arm)

Location:  On the lateral side of the arm, superior to the insertion of m. deltoideus, on the line connecting LI 11 and LI 15, 7 cun above LI 11.

Classification: Crossing point of the LI, SI, and UB Meridians with the Yang Wei (Linking) Vessel.


  • Diseases of the eye: photophobia, burning pain, feeling of heaviness, redness, swelling and pain, diminishing vision, difficulty in differentiation of colors.
  • Scrofula
  • Pain in shoulder and arm

Functions: Activates the meridian, stops pain, benefits the eyes, dissipates phlegm nodules.

Needling: Perpendicular or oblique insertion upwards .8 - 1.5 cun.


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