Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "GB 21" , 肩井, is represented by "Jian Jing" in pinyin and "Shoulder Well" in english and may be found:
On the shoulder directly above the nipple at the midpoint of a line connecting GV 14 and the acromion at the highest point of the shoulder.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
GB 21 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Cautions with pregnancy (PG)
No needling with history of heart disease.
Gb 21 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
While not necessarily valid clinically, SI 14 (Local point for shoulder and scapular region pain…), SI 15 (Asthma, cough, coughing up of blood (hemoptysis).…) and ST 12 (Shoulder pain (esp. that radiates to neck). Neck…) are nearby.