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Small Intestine 17 (SI 17)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Tianrong, Heaven Appearance

Location
Posterior to the angle of the mandible, in the depression on the anterior border of muscle sternocleidomatoideus.

Indications
Deafness, tinnitus, sore thorat, swelling of the cheek, foreigh body sensation in the throat, goiter.

Traditional Action
Resolves damp-heat, expels fire-poison, removes obstructions from the channel.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.