SI-11 (Tian Zong) Celestial Gathering

SI-11 (Tian Zong) Celestial Gathering

Acupuncture Points on the Small Intestine Channel of Hand Tai Yang

Common and Key Uses:

  • Promotes lactation
  • Breast abscesses


  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain
  • Moves Qi and unbinds the chest and lateral costal region
  • Benefits the breasts


  • Pain in the scapular region, pain in the lateroposterior aspect of the elbow and arm, asthma.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: On the scapula, in a tender depression one third of the distance from the midpoint of the inferior border of the scapular spine to the inferior angle of the scapula.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: On the scapula, in the depression of the center of the subscapular fossa, and at the level of the 4th thoracic vertebra.

Needling Method:

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