Triple Energizer Meridian

Jianliao TE14 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Jian: shoulder Liao: forearm
Jianliao is in a foramen on the shoulder.

Point: TE14
Chinese Name: 肩髎
Name: Jianliao
English Name/Meaning: Shoulder Crevice
Pinyin: jiān liáo
Han Geul 한글: gyeol lyo 견료
Romaji: ken ryō
Vietnamese: Kiên liêu


On the shoulder, posterior to Jianyu(LI15), when the arm abducted, in the depression posterior and inferior to the acromion.


  • Dispels wind and damp (in channel/joint, shoulder disorders).
  • Invigorates Qi, Blood and relieves pain (for shoulder trauma, rotator cuff syndrome, Bi disorders).

Indications of jianliao:

  • Jianliao is main point for shoulder disorders. It is good for arthritis of shoulder joint, pain in the local area, heaviness of the shoulder with inability to raise the arm.
  • Also good for motor impairment of shoulder and upper arm.
  • Pain in the hypochondriac region.


Puncture perpendicularly 1-1.5 cun toward the shoulder joint.


Main point for shoulder disorders.


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.