Small Intestine 09 (SI 9)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Jianzhen, Upright Shoulder
Posterior and inferior to the shoulder joint. When the arm is adducted, the point is 1 cun above the posterior end of the axillary fold.
Pain in the scapular region, motor impairment of the hand and arm.
Courses wind and quickens the connecting vessels, dissipates, binds and relieves pain.
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