SI-10 (Nao Shu) Upper Arm Shu
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SI-10 (Nao Shu) Upper Arm Shu

Acupuncture Points on the Small Intestine Channel of Hand Tai Yang
  • Meeting Point of the Small Intestine and Bladder Channels with the Yang Linking and Yang Motility Vessels


  • Benefits the shoulder
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain


  • Swelling of the shoulder, aching and weakness of the shoulder and arm.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: On the posterior aspect of the shoulder, in the depression inferior to the scapular spine, directly superior to the posterior axillary crease when the arm hangs in the adducted position.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: When the arm is adducted, the point is directly above the posterior end of the axillary fold, in the depression inferior to the scapular spine.

Needling Method:

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