Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Jianliao : Shoulder Crevice

SJ-14 : Hand Shaoyang Triple Burner 14


Location:
At the origin of the deltoid muscle, in the depression which lies posterior and inferior to the lateral extremity of the acromion.

Needling:
With the arm abducted, perpendicular insertion directed twards the centre of the axilla 1 - 1.5 cun, or transverse oblique insertion directed distally towards the elbow 1.5 - 2 cun.

TCM Actions:
Dispels wind-damp
Alleviates pain and benefits the shoulder joint

TCM Indications:
  • Shoulder pain, heaviness of the shoulder with inability to raise the arm, numbness, paralysis and pain of the arm.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Supraclavicular from C3 - C4
    Dermatome Segment: C4

    Notes:
    In Tibetan medicine:
    Moxa point (AMNH, Tibetan Medical Paintings)


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