Names Of Tian Zong

SI 11 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Celestial Gathering
  • Pinyin Name: Tian Zong
  • Chinese Character: 天宗
Meridian Information

Where Is SI 11 ?

SI 11 Location

  • On the scapula in a depression at the center of the infrascapular fossa, found at the junction of the upper and middle third between the lower scapular spine and the inferior angle of the scapula.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is SI 11 Used For?

SI 11 Clinical Usages

  • Breast problems, mastitis, insufficient lactation, breast pain.
  • Emotional issues, anxiety that presents with asthma, expands and relaxes the chest, asthma generally.
  • Local point for channel pain within the shoulder, scapula region, elbow, arm, face and jaw.  

There Are 19 Points Along The (SI) Small Intestine Meridian ...

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use SI 11 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use SI 11 ?

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".

What Points Are Near SI 11 ?

UB 14 Jue Yin Shu (Pericardium Shu)


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  • For all heart conditions: palpitations, anxiety, stress, etc. Combine with PC 6 to open the chest (as in the case of plum pit qi).  This chest pain can be psycho-emotional (i.e. liver/heart system related in Chinese Medicine terms), or it may be from simple congestion (cough, rebellious qi, shortness of breath, etc.).
  • Harmonizes the liver - as the "Jueyin Shu" you may also treat LV related conditions such as stagnation of LV Qi - depression, anxiety, panic attacks, etc.

UB 43 Gao Huang Shu

  • Main point for all disorders of the Lung and Upper Warmer: asthma, dyspnea, cough, tuberculosis, etc.
  • Tonification point for cases of weakness and deficiency especially from chronic illness.

(EX) Huatuojiaji Hair Clip

Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy.  See Tam Healing System - Huatuo Jiaji Points for details.

  • Regulate the 5 Zang & the 6 Fu.
  • T1-T3 Huatuo Points: disorders of the upper limbs and lungs.
  • T4-T6 Huatuo Points: disorders of the HT.
  • T7-T9 Huatuo Points: LV/GB issues.
  • T10-T12 Huatuo Points: ST/SP issues.
  • L1-L2 Huatuo Points: KD issues.
  • L3-L5 Huatuo Points: UB, LI, SI, Uterine & Lower Limb issues.
  • Herpes Zoster (shingles) - needle level of effected nerve segments

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