Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "LI 15" , 肩髃, is represented by "Jian Yu" in pinyin and "Shoulder Bone" in english and may be found:
Anterior and inferior to the acromion in a depression found with the arm abducted.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Li 15 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. LI15, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Kidney Qi Deficiency
LI 15 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder), Seminal Emission and/or Shoulder Pain
While not necessarily valid clinically, HT 1 (Regulate Qi flow from the torso to the arm and vi…), LU 2 (Similar to LU 1 but used more often as a local sh…), SI 10 (Local point for shoulder and upper arm pain, swel…) and TH 14 (Shoulder problems, especially those involving the…) are nearby.