SI 12

Acupuncture Point Theory

SI 12 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "SI 12" , 秉風, is represented by "Bing Feng" in pinyin and "Grasping the Wind" in english and may be found:

Directly above SI 11 in the center of the suprascapular fossa, found in a depression when the arm is lifted.


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

  • Local point for shoulder, scapula and/or arm pain, numbness, weakness along the course of the channel.  


Si 12 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

  • Intersection Point of the SI, LI, TH & GB Meridians

SI 12 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Arm Pain, Muscle Weakness and/or Shoulder Pain

While not necessarily valid clinically, LI 16 (Adjunctive point with LI 15 for shoulder issues, …), UB 11 (Wind disorders. Hui-meeting point of the bones, …), 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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