LI-12 (Zhou Liao) Elbow Bone Hole

LI-12 (Zhou Liao) Elbow Bone Hole

Acupuncture Points on the Large Intestine Channel of Hand Yang Ming


  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain
  • Benefits the elbow joint


  • Pain, numbness and contracture of the elbow and arm.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: When the elbow is flexed, this point is located in the depression 1 cun proximal to and 1 cun lateral to Quchi L.I.-11.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: When the elbow is flexed, the point is on the lateral side of the upper arm, 1 cun above Quchi (LI-11), on the border of humerus.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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