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Small Intestine 14 (SI 14)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Jianwaishu, Outer Shoulder Shu

Location
3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebra where Taodao (Du 13) is located.

Indications
Aching of the shoulder and back, pain and rigidity of the neck.

Traditional Action
Courses wind and quickens the conecting vessels, warms the channels and dissipates cold.

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.