Theory

SI 14 - Acupuncture Point - Jian Wai Shu


SI 14 Names

  • English Name: Outer Shoulder Shu
  • Pinyin Name: Jian Wai Shu
  • Chinese Character: 肩外俞

Location


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SI 14 Clinical Uses

  • Local point for shoulder and scapular region pain.
  • Neck pain and/or rotation issues, and pain of the upper back.  


SI 14 Point Associations

None listed.


SI 14 TCM Patterns

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

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

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



SI 14 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

GV 13

  • GV 13  Kiln Path
    • Special for steaming bone disorder or inflammatory diseases affecting the bones, chills and fever.
    • Important point for malaria.
    • Stiffness of the neck a/or spine, heavy head, headaches.  

TH 15

  • TH 15  Celestial Bone Hole
    • Local Point.

GB 21

  • GB 21  Shoulder Well
    • 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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