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Small Intestine 11 (SI 11)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Tianzong, Heavenly Gathering

Location
In the infrascapular fossa, at the junction of the upper and middle third of the distance between the lower border of the scapular spine and the inferior angle of the scapula.

Indications
Pain in the scapular region, pain in the lateroposterior aspect of the elbow and arm, asthma.

Traditional Action
Resolves Tai Yang channel pathogens, diffuses Qi stagnation in the chest and lateral costal region.

Contraindications


References:

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

OíConnor, 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.