Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Jianzhongzhu : Middle Shoulder Shu

SI-15 : Hand Taiyang Small Intestine 15


Location:
2 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of C7 (Dazhui Du-14)

Needling:
Oblique medial insertion towards the spine 0.5 - 1 cun

Warning:
Deep insertion inferiorly, especially in thin patients, carries a substantial risk of inducing a pneumothorax


TCM Actions:
Descends lung qi
Activates the channel and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • Cough, spitting blood, chills and fever, dimness of vision, pain of the shoulder and scapula.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Dorsal rami of spinal nerves C3 - C5
    Dermatome Segment: C5


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