LI 16 Acupuncture Point(Jugu) belongs to the Large Intestine Meridian of Hand-yangming,which is commonly used to treat shoulder and arm contracture, arm disorder, scrofula, thyroid, etc disease.

LI 16 Acupuncture Point Location

In the upper aspect of the shoulder between the acromial extremity of the clavicle and the spine of the scapula.

Jugu acupoint

What is the meaning of Jugu

Jugu:Ju,Giant, big.Gu,Bone,refers to water. The name of “Jugu” means the huge water-qi produced by the large intestine after falling to the ground. The substance of this point is the water-qi from LI 15(Jianyu) point. After flowing to this point, the water-qi gathers here due to the depression between the clavicle and the scapula at this point, hence the name.

LI 16 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Scrofula,thyroid disease.
  • Urticaria.
  • epilepsy, vomiting blood, shoulder and back pain, inflexibility, hemiplegia, etc.

LI 16 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

  • When shoulder-arm constriction, use middle finger to press Jugu acupoint until feel hot or local soreness,It can relieve the discomfort caused by shoulder-arm constriction.
  • Frequently massage Juggu acupoint with the pad of middle finger for 1 to 3 minutes each time. It is very good for relieving the swelling and pain of throat and prevent hearing loss.

Moxibustion therapy

Moxibustion on Jugu acupoint for 5 to 20 minutes,or 3 to 5 unit.

LI 16 Acupoint Compatibility

Shoulder and back pain: Jugu, Tianyong,Shendao, Dazhu, Tiantu,Shuidao.

Inablility to raise arms: Jugu,Qiangu.

Hemoptysis: Jugu, Kongzui, Chize, LU 10(Yuji).