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Jianwaishu SI14 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Jianwaishu SI14 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Jianwaishu SI14 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
November 29
13:04 2018
Jianwaishu-SI14

Jianwaishu-SI14

Nomenclature:

Jian: shoulder Wai: lateral aspect Shu: point
Jianwaishu is on the shoulder, slightly lateral to the vertebral border of the scapula.

Point: SI-14
Chinese Name: 肩外俞
English Name/Meaning: Outer Shoulder Shu
Pinyin: jiān wài shū
Han Geul 한글: gyeon oe yu 견외유
Romaji: ken gai yu(?)
Vietnamese: Kiên ngoại du

Location:

3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of first thoracic vertebrae where Taoduo (DU 13) is located.

Functions and Indications  of Jianwaishu:

Benefits the sinews and reduces pain so is beneficial for pain in scapular region, numbness and aching of the upper extremities, motor impairment of the shoulder and arm.

Method:

Oblique medial insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.

Remarks:

Trigger point on the levator scapulae muscle

Precautions:

Perpendicular insertion, especially in thin patients, carries a substantial risk of inducing a pneumothorax.

Read about other points of Small Intestine Meridian:

SI1-Shaoze-少泽      SI2-Qiangu-前谷       SI3-Houxi-後溪     SI4-Wangu-腕骨     SI5-Yanggu-阳谷       SI6-Yanglao-养老         SI7-Zhizheng-支正      SI8-Xiaohai-小海    SI9-Jianzhen-肩贞        SI10-Naoshu-臑俞       SI11-Tianzhong-天宗 SI12-Bingfeng-秉風            SI13-Quyuan-曲垣        SI15-Jianzhongshu-肩中俞         SI16-Tianchuang-天窗         SI17-Tianrong-天容       SI18-Quanliao-颧髎         SI19-Tinggong-听宫

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