SI-09 (Jian Zhen) True Shoulder

SI-09 (Jian Zhen) True Shoulder

Acupuncture Points on the Small Intestine Channel of Hand Tai Yang


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


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

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: On the posterior aspect of the shoulder, 1 cun superior to the posterior axillary crease when the arm hangs in the adducted position.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: 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.

Needling Method:

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