Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "LI 16" , 巨骨, is represented by "Ju Gu" in pinyin and "Great Bone" in english and may be found:
In the upper aspect of the shoulder between the acromial extremity of the clavicle and the spine of the scapula.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Li 16 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. LI16, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Blood Stagnation and/or Heart Blood Stagnation