SI 9 - Acupuncture Point - Jian Zhen

  • English Name:  True Shoulder
  • Pinyin Name:  Jian Zhen
  • Chinese Character:  肩貞
  • 1 cun above the posterior end of the axillary fold, posterior and inferior to the shoulder joint, found with the arm adducted.
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  • Local point for shoulder and arm pain and/or movement/control issues.  Motor control issues of the hand.
  • Wind-heat invasion - chills and fever from the common cold.
  • Tinnitus, deafness.  

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The (SI) Small Intestine Meridian has 19 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions
HT 1
Highest Spring
  • Regulate Qi flow from the torso to the arm and vice versa - cold, numbness, pain in shoulder a/or arm.
  • Pain in the cardiac region - heart pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, anxiety, palpitations.
  • Frozen shoulder.
  • Pain a/or distention of the upper thoracic area.


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

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