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Jianzhongshu SI15 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Jianzhongshu SI15 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Jianzhongshu SI15 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
December 03
13:12 2018
Jianzhongshu-SI15

Jianzhongshu-SI15

Nomenclature:

Jian: shoulder Zhong: middle Shu:point
Jianzhongshu is on the shoulder and is in the centre of the vertebral border of the scapula.

Point: SI-15
Chinese Name: 肩中俞
English Name/Meaning: Middle Shoulder Shu
Pinyin: jiān zhōng shū
Han Geul 한글: gyeon jung yu 견중유
Romaji: ken chū yu?
Vietnamese: Kiên trung du

Location:

2 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of seventh cervical vertebrae where dazhui (DU 14) is located.

Functions and Indications of Jianzhongshu:

  • Benefits sinews and reduces pain so is beneficial for pain in the shoulder and back.
  • Benefits lungs so is beneficial for various respiratory problems like cough, asthma, hemoptysis.

Method:

Oblique medial insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.

Remarks:

  • Famous point for cough and asthma (use in combination with Dingchuan -EX-B-1 ).
  • Trigger point on the levator scapulae muscle, effective point for disorders of the cervicodorsal area.

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        SI14-Jianwaishu-肩外俞         SI16-Tianchuang-天窗         SI17-Tianrong-天容       SI18-Quanliao-颧髎         SI19-Tinggong-听宫

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