Large Intestine Meridian

Jugu LI16 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Ju: huge Gu:bone
The clavicle was called JUGU in ancient times. This point is close to its acromial end.
Point: LI-16

Chinese Name: 巨骨
Name: Jugu
English Name/ Meaning: Great Bone
Pinyin: jù gǔ
Han Geul 한글: geo gol 거골
Romaji: ko kotsu
Vietnamese: Ngự cốt

Location :

On the upper aspect of the shoulder, in the depression medial to the acromion process and between the lateral extremity of the clavicle and the scapular spine.

Functions :

Courses channel and connecting vessels.

Indications of Jugu :

Local problems: pain and motor impairment of the upper extremities, pain in the shoulder and back.

Method :

Perpendicular or oblique (lateral) insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.

Remarks :

Crossing point of Yang-qiao vessel

Precautions :

Avoid deep medial puncturing particularly in thin patients as deep medial insertion carries a risk of causing pneumothorax.


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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