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Small Intestine 10 (SI 10)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Naoshu, Humerus Transporting Point (Upper Arm Point)

Location
When the arm is adducted, the point is directly above Jianzhen (SI 9), in the depresion inferior to the scapular spine.

Indications
Swelling of the shoulder, aching and weakness of the shoulder and arm.

Traditional Action
Quickens the blood and frees the connecting vessels, soothes the sinews and dissipates binds.

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.