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Small Intestine 16 (SI 16)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Tianchuang, Celestial Window

Location
In the lateral aspect of the neck, in the posterior border of sternocleidomastoideus, posterosuperior to Futu (LI 18).

Indications
Sore throat, suddens loss of voice, deafness, tinnitus, stiffness and pain of the neck.

Traditional Action
Dispels wind and quickens the connecting vessels, quiet the spirir and nourishes the Heart.

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.