LI15 Jian Yu – Shouldering and sustaining life/ shoulder bone
Location: between the medial and anterior deltoid, anterior and inferior to the acromion.
The characters for this point relate to the clavicle and shoulder and being able to sustain and take on a burden. The point enables us to feel like we can take on the burdens of life showing our strength of character and ability to endure.
The shoulder is between the head (heaven) and the body (earth). It is also a point on the Large Intestine channel that relates to holding onto and letting go of things. This point can play a role in being able to bring the awareness of the heart and head to something we are holding onto so that we can begin the process of understanding. When we begin to let go we are more able to shoulder the burden.