( G.B.-21 Shoulder Well JIANJING - Acupuncture Points ) At the highest point of the shoulder, at the midpoint of a line connecting the 7th cervical vertebra (C7) and the lateral extremity of the acromion.
How to find
First, locate C7 (➞ 3.4.1) and the lateral extremity of the acromion (➞ 3.3.1). Next, locate G.B.-21 at the midpoint of a line connecting these two reference points, on the highest point of the trapezius muscle on the sagittal plane.
➞T.B.-15 is located 1 cun inferior to G.B.-21, midway between G.B.-21 and ➞ S.I.-13 (medial to the supraspinous fossa).
Vertically approximately 0.3–0.5 cun (lift the muscle). An alternative, safer method: Lift the muscle and insert the needle approximately 1 cun anteriorly or posteriorly into the muscle belly.
Caution: Contraindicated during pregnancy! Pneumothorax.
● Opens the channel
● Descends the Qi
● Regulates the Qi flow, transforms Phlegm, dissipates nodules
● Promotes labour, benefits the breasts
Meeting point with the yang wei mai and the T.B. and ST* channels. Important local point. Trigger point for the shoulder with a distal effect on the Uterus.
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