Theory

SI 10 - Acupuncture Point - Nao Shu


SI 10 Names

  • English Name: Upper Arm Shu
  • Pinyin Name: Nao Shu
  • Chinese Character: 臑俞

Location

  • With the arm abducted, directly above SI 9 in a depression inferior to the scapular spine.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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SI 10 Clinical Uses

  • Local point for shoulder and upper arm pain, swelling and/or weakness.
  • Wind-heat, wind-cold - chills and fever.  


SI 10 Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the SI, Yang Wei & Yang Qiao Meridians

SI 10 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



SI 10 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

(EX) Jianqian

  • (EX) Jianqian  Front of shoulder
    • Local point for shoulder a/or chest pain

LI 15

TH 14

  • TH 14  Shoulder Bone Hole
    • Shoulder problems, especially those involving the lateral or posterior aspects of the shoulder



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