The acupuncture point "LI 17" , 天鼎, is represented by "Tian Ding" in pinyin and "Celestial Tripod" in english and may be found:
On the lateral side of the neck, 1 cun below LI 18 on the posterior border of the SCM.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. LI17, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver Qi Stagnation
LI 17 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's Disease (PD), Plum Pit Qi and/or Sore Throat
While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Huatuojiaji at C6 (C6 innervates the thyroid gland and is used for a…), ST 9 (In ancient times the ST Qi was assessed by palpat…), ST 10 (Local point - swollen/sore throat, shortness of b…) and TH 16 (Local Point. Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used t…) are nearby.