Theory

SI 17 - Acupuncture Point - Tian Rong


SI 17 Names

  • English Name: Celestial Countenance
  • Pinyin Name: Tian Rong
  • Chinese Character: 天容

Location

  • Posterior to the angle of the mandible in a depression on the anterior border of the SCM.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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SI 17 Clinical Uses

  • Both SI 16 & SI 17 are Window of the Sky Points and are useful for throat distention, swelling, goiters, lumps in neck a/or throat.
  • Chest oppression, wheezing, cough, asthma.
  • Ear issues - tinnitus, deafness.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the circulation to the brain, and the facial nerves.  Useful for facial issues such as TMJ, gum problems, etc. Also used with headaches, hearing issues, dizziness and/or high blood pressure. 
  • Falls into the category of Window of the Sky points within the Tam Healing system.  



SI 17 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 17 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

TH 16

  • TH 16  Celestial Window
    • Local Point.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the circulation within the occipital artery and the vertebral artery.  Useful for occipital issues, glaucoma, etc. 
    • Falls into the category of Window of the Sky points within the Tam Healing system.

ST 5

GB 12

  • GB 12  Completion Bone
    • Dispel exterior & interior wind from the head - tinnitus, tremors in the head, occipital headache, neck rotation ROM issues.
    • Regulates and calms the spirit - insomnia



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