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Jianzhen SI9 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Jianzhen SI9 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Jianzhen SI9 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
November 15
12:27 2018
Jianzhen-SI9

Jianzhen-SI9

Nomenclature:

Jian: shoulder          Zhen: upright
Jianzhen is the point where the small intestine meridian goes on the shoulder.

Point: SI-9
Chinese Name:肩贞
English Name/Meaning: True Shoulder
Pinyin: jiān zhēn
Han Geul 한글: gyeon jeong 견정
Romaji: ken tei
Vietnamese: Kiên trinh

Location:

On the posterior aspect of the shoulder, 1 cun superior to the posterior axillary crease when the arm hangs in the adducted position.

Functions:

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

Indications of Jianzhen:

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

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.

Remarks:

Good for shoulder problems.

Precautions:

Needle slightly toward shoulder; no heavy lifting and thrusting – (may cause hematoma due to damage large blood vessels.

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    SI10-Naoshu-臑俞       SI11-Tianzhong-天宗 SI12-Bingfeng-秉風            SI13-Quyuan-曲垣        SI14-Jianwaishu-肩外俞           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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