Large Intestine Meridian

Heliao LI19: Nomenclature, Functions, Indications, Method



This point is also known as kouheliao.
Kou: mouth            He: grain/food            Liao: foramen
The food enters the stomach through the mouth. Heliao is located in the foramen beside the mouth.

Point: LI19
Chinese Name: 口禾髎
Name: (Kou) heliao
Pinyin: Mouth Grain Crevice
English Name/Meaning:kǒu hé liáo
Han Geul 한글: hwa ryo 화료
Romaji: ka ryō(?)
Vietnamese: Hòa liêu


This point is located below the lateral margin of the nostril, 0.5 cun lateral to Renzhong GV26.


Puncture obliquely 0.3 to 0.5 cun

Indication of  heliao:

This is the main point for diseases of the nose, such as nasal obstruction, nosebleed, poor sense of smell, sinusitis and various nose disease.
Also used to treat Bell’s palsy, facial paralysis or spasm, facial twitching.


One of the main point for nose disease.


Moxibustion contraindicated in this point.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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