Triple Energizer Meridian

Naohui TE13: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Nao: muscle prominence of the upper arm Hui: confluence
Naohui is at the muscle prominence of the upper arm and is a confluence of this meridian with the Yang Link vessel (Yangweimai).

Point: TE13
Chinese Name: 臑会
Name: Naohui
English Name/Meaning: Upper Arm Meeting
Pinyin: nào huì
Han Geul 한글: noe hui 뇌회
Romaji: ju e
Vietnamese: Nhu hội


On a line drawn between SJ10 and SJ14, meets the posterior border of the deltoid muscle, approximately two thirds of the distance between these two points.


  • Clears channel, invigorates collateral.
  • Benefits the joint.

Indications of Naohui:

  • Red eyes, goiter, scrofula (armpit).
  • Local disorders: motor impairment and pain of the shoulder and arm.


Perpendicular or oblique insertion 1 to 2 cun.


Meeting point of Triple energizer and Large intestine.


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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