Jian: shoulder Zhong: middle Shu:point
Jianzhongshu is on the shoulder and is in the centre of the vertebral border of the scapula.
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
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.
Oblique medial insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.
- 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.
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