S.I.-16 Heavenly Window TIANCHUANG - Acupuncture Points

| December 12, 2010 | 0 Comments | 2,318 views

Location
S.I.-16 Heavenly Window TIANCHUANG - Acupuncture Points ) Approximately 3.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline, at the level of the laryngeal prominence, on the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
How to find
From the laryngeal prominence (➞ 3.2), draw a line to the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. S.I.-16 is located directly at its posterior border, which can be made more clearly visible and palpable by rotating the patient’s head in the opposite direction.
Located on the same level are ➞ ST-9 (on the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle) and ➞ L.I.-18 (between the two heads of the SCM muscle).
Needling
Vertically 0.5–1 cun. If necessary, rotate the patient’s head back to its normal position before needle insertion.
Actions/Indications
● Expels Wind and Heat, benefits the throat, ears and voice
● Opens the channel
Special features
Window of Heaven point

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