S.I.-14 Outer Shoulder Shu JIANWAISHU - Acupuncture Points

| December 12, 2010 | 0 Comments | 2,631 views

Location
S.I.-14 Outer Shoulder Shu JIANWAISHU - Acupuncture Points ) 3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebra, at the insertion of the levator scapulae muscle.
How to find
The levator scapulae muscle originates on the upper aspect of the medial border and the superior angle of the scapula. In this area, it is often myogelotic and therefore well defined and often sensitive to pressure (trigger point). S.I.-14 is located just
superior to the actual muscle insertion; in contrast to ➞ S.I.-13, it is not located on the scapula.
Located on approximately the same level are ➞ Du-13 (below the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebra) and ➞ BL-11 (1.5 cun distal to the posterior midline).
Needling
0.5–1 cun vertically or obliquely in a medial direction. Caution: Pneumothorax.
Actions/Indications
● Opens the channel
● Expels Wind-Cold
Special features
Trigger point on the levator scapulae muscle

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