SI 10

Acupuncture Point Theory

SI 10 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "SI 10" , 臑俞, is represented by "Nao Shu" in pinyin and "Upper Arm Shu" in english and may be found:

With the arm abducted, directly above SI 9 in a depression inferior to the scapular spine.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Local point for shoulder and upper arm pain, swelling and/or weakness.
  • Wind-heat, wind-cold - chills and fever.  


Si 10 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

  • Intersection Point of the SI, Yang Wei & Yang Qiao Meridians

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. SI10, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold and/or Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat

SI 10 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Arm Pain, Common Cold, Flu and/or Shoulder Pain

While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Jianqian (Local point for shoulder a/or chest pain), LI 15 (Shoulder Disorders, rotator cuff injuries, adhesi…), LI 16 (Adjunctive point with LI 15 for shoulder issues, …), TH 14 (Shoulder problems, especially those involving the…), UB 12 (Main point to expel wind from the Wei Qi level of…) and UB 41 (Useful for dispelling cold and wind from the uppe…) are nearby.

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