LI 12 Acupuncture Point(Zhouliao) belongs to the Large Intestine Meridian of Hand-Yangming,which is commonly used for elbow and arm pain, numbness, and urgency,etc.

LI 12 Acupuncture Point Location

With the elbow flexed, on the radial side of the upper arm 1 cun above LI 11 at the border of the humerus (1 cun superolateral to LI 11).

zhouliao acupoint

What is the meaning of Zhouliao

Zhouliao:Zhou,the elbow, where the point is located. Liao, pore.The name of Zhouliao means that the water -qi of the large intestine meridian flows from the heaven of the ground to the ground of the ground. The material of this point is the water-qi from Shousanli point. After reaching the point, it flows from the heaven of the ground to the ground through the pores of the ground, hence the name.

LI 12 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Pain in elbow and arm, numbness, contracture, scrofula.
  • Upper limb paralysis, brachial neuralgia, frozen shoulder, external humeral epicondylitis and other elbow joint diseases.

LI 12 Acupuncture Point therapy

Moxibustion therapy

Moxa moxibustion Zhouliao acupoint for 5 to 10 minutes,or 3 to 5 unit.

Massage therapy

Massaging Zhouliao acupoint can relieve  pain in elbow joint and the weakness of the forearm.

LI 12 Acupoint Compatibility

Combined with Quchi point to treat elbow and arm diseases.

Combined with Jianpi,Binuo point to treat upper arm pain without lifting.

Combined with Tianjing and Shaohai to treat elbow joint pain.

Combined with ShouSanli and Jianpi point to wlbow pain.

Combined with Quchi and Shousanli to treat external humeral epicondylitis.