Point Localization: Between the deltoids and the anterior aspect of the acromion.
TCM Actions: Remove channel obstruction (Bi syndrome). Expels wind and dampness. Dissipates nodules.
Indications: Pain, weakness and Bi syndrome in the shoulder caused by wind and dampness. Inability to raise the arm. Paralysis, atrophy, urticaria and numbness of the arm. Scrofula. Goiter.
Target area: Shoulder. Arm.
Point Name and Meaning: Jianyu – Shoulder Bone
Acupuncture Meridian: Large Intestine
Unitary Channel: Yang Ming (Bright Yang) [LI + ST]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.