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SI-09 (Jian Zhen) True Shoulder

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Small Intestine Channel of Hand Tai Yang

Actions:

  • Expels wind and benefits the shoulder
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain

Indications:

  • Pain in the scapular region, motor impairment of the hand and arm.

Location

CAM:
  • Posterior and inferior to the shoulder joint. When the arm is adducted, the point is 1 cun above the posterior end of the axillary fold.
AMOA:
  • On the posterior aspect of the shoulder, 1 cun superior to the posterior axillary crease when the arm hangs in the adducted position.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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