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English: Dispersing Luo River
Also Known As: Melting Luo River
  • On the line joining the olecranon and SJ-14 Jianliao, midway between SJ-11 Qinglengyuan and SJ-13 Naohui.
  • Midway between SJ-11 Qinglengyuan and SJ-13 Naohui, on the upper arm.
  • On the upper arm, on a line drawn between SJ-10 Tianjing and SJ-14 Jianliao, 4 cun proximal to SJ-10 Tianjing and 6 cun distal to SJ-14 Jianliao.
    Note: divide the distance between SJ-10 Tianjing and SJ-14 Jianliao in half and locate the point 1 cun distal to the midpoint or locate the depression within the triceps muscle, posterior to the shaft of the humerus (between the bellies of the long and lateral heads of the triceps).
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5 to 0.7 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Straight insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.
  • Perpendicular or oblique insertion 1 to 2 cun.
  • Activates the channel
  • Alleviates pain
  • Headache
  • Neck rigidity
  • Motor impairment and pain of the arm
  • Stiffness and pain of the nape and back with inability to turn the head
  • Chills and fever
  • Stiff neck
  • Toothache
  • Seizures
  • Pain of the shoulder and arm
  • Wind Bi
  • Dizziness
  • Madness


Pain of the nape of the neck



  • One source locates this point 6 cun above the tip of the elbow.