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Large Intestine LI 16

Chinese Name: Jugu (English translation: Great Bone)

Location:  In the upper portion of the shoulder, in the depression between between the acromial extremity of the clavicle and the scapular spine.

Classification: Crossing point of the LI Meridian and the Yang Qiao Vessel.


  • Pain of the shoulder and back
  • Motor impairment of the upper extremities

Functions: Activates the meridian, alleviates pain, moves Qi and Blood, benefits the shoulder.

Needling: Perpendicular or slightly oblique laterally downwards insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.


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