LI-15

LI-15

Forbidden in Pregnancy?
Element
English
Shoulder Bone
Name
肩髃
Transliteration
Jianyu
Special Point
Key Point
Description
Meeting point with the Yang Qiao Mai , Lu sinew channel, Bl sinew channel
Indications
wind-damp pain shoulder joint wind qi and blood phlegm nodules
Kinesiology
key point for shoulder disorders
Channel Psychology
LI: Letting go. Holding on to things of value. Needing to be valued by others.
 Lu: I let go of my grief. I value myself.
 Bl: I let go of my need to control/ be controlled. I connect with other people. I am alone.
Key Spirit Point Themes
Let go of old patterns so can grow reach for things
Symptoms
Shoulder pain, weakness of the shoulder, heat sensation in the shoulder, redness and swelling in the shoulder, inability to raise the arm to the head, contraction and numbness of the arm, paralysis of one side of the body, paralysis, atrophy disorder, heat in the four limbs, inability to turn the head, painful obstruction of the fingers, painful urination, injury by cold with heat that does not dissipate, scrofula, goitre, seminal emission due to taxation, hypertension
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The point information compiled from multiple sources including College of Complementary Medicine, Sydney Australia. Point location diagram recreated from A Manual of Acupuncture, P Deadman.