Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Jianliao : Shoulder Crevice

SJ-14 : Hand Shaoyang Triple Burner 14

At the origin of the deltoid muscle, in the depression which lies posterior and inferior to the lateral extremity of the acromion.

With the arm abducted, perpendicular insertion directed twards the centre of the axilla 1 - 1.5 cun, or transverse oblique insertion directed distally towards the elbow 1.5 - 2 cun.

TCM Actions:
Dispels wind-damp
Alleviates pain and benefits the shoulder joint

TCM Indications:
  • Shoulder pain, heaviness of the shoulder with inability to raise the arm, numbness, paralysis and pain of the arm.

    Superficial Innervation: Supraclavicular from C3 - C4
    Dermatome Segment: C4

    In Tibetan medicine:
    Moxa point (AMNH, Tibetan Medical Paintings)

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