S.I.-11 Heavenly Gathering TIANZONG - Acupuncture Points

| December 12, 2010 | 0 Comments | 3,828 views

Location
S.I.-11 Heavenly Gathering TIANZONG - Acupuncture Points ) On the scapula, in a depression on the infraspinatus muscle, one third of the distance from the midpoint of the scapular spine and the inferior angle of the scapula.
How to find
Patient’s position: Prone position or better seated with relaxed shoulders. Draw an imaginary line from the midpoint of the scapular spine (➞ 3.3.1) to the inferior angle of the scapula. S.I.-11 is located at the junction of the upper and middle third of this line, in a depression on the infraspinatus muscle, which is often sensitive to pressure. In a seated or standing position with the arms hanging down, it will generally be level with the spinous process of the 4th thoracic vertebra or the body of the 5th thoracic vertebra.
S.I.-12 is located directly above S.I.-11, in the centre of the supraspinous fossa.
Needling
0.5–1.5 cun vertically or obliquely into the muscle tissue
Actions/Indications
● Opens the channel, alleviates pain, moves Qi locally, unbinds the chest and lateral costal region
● Benefits the breasts
Special features
S.I.-11 is often a trigger point on the infraspinatus muscle.

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