Names Of Jian Jing

GB 21 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Shoulder Well
  • Pinyin Name: Jian Jing
  • Chinese Character: 肩井
Meridian Information

Where Is GB 21 ?

GB 21 Location

  • On the shoulder directly above the nipple at the midpoint of a line connecting GV 14 and the acromion at the highest point of the shoulder.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

What Is GB 21 Used For?

GB 21 Clinical Usages

  • Local point for occipital headache, tight trapezius muscles and/or neck/shoulder pain.
  • Phlegm related issues of the head and neck - embolic stroke, neck lumps, swollen lymph nodes, tumors.
  • Phlegm related issues of the breast and chest - mastitis, breast abscess, asthma, dyspnea.
  • Stongly influence Qi downward - useful for rebellious Qi, cough.
  • Contraindicated in Pregnancy, useful for difficult labor, retained placenta.
  • Gao Wu felt that balancing GB 21's strong descending action with ST 36's strong centering action is important.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Release the neck and shoulders and descend energy.

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Any Precautions Using GB 21 ?

Primary Contraindications:

Please note that for many contraindications there are clinically valid reasons to use these points even when they are technically contraindicated.

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GB 21 Acupuncture Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the GB, TH, ST & Yang Wei Meridians

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