Zhouliao LI12 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Zhou: elbow Liao: foramen

Zhouliao is at the elbow and close to the foramen.

Point Name: LI-12
Chinese Name: 肘髎
English Name/ Meaning: Elbow Bone Hole
Pinyin: zhǒu liáo
Han Geul 한글: ju ryo 주료
Romaji: chū ryō?
Vietnamese: Trữu liêu

Location :

When the elbow is flexed, this point is located in the depression 1 cun proximal to and 1 cun lateral to LI11, on the border of the humerus.

Functions :

Courses channel and connecting vessels.

Indications :

Pain, numbness and contracture of the elbow and arm.

Method :

Vertically 0.5–1 cun, needle insertion between the border of the humerus and the flexor muscles in a medial direction.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

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.