SI 14

Acupuncture Point Theory

SI 14 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "SI 14" , 肩外俞, is represented by "Jian Wai Shu" in pinyin and "Outer Shoulder Shu" in english and may be found:

3 cun lateral to the spinous process of T1 (GV 13).


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

  • Local point for shoulder and scapular region pain.
  • Neck pain and/or rotation issues, and pain of the upper back.  

SI 14 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Neck Pain and/or Shoulder Pain

While not necessarily valid clinically, GB 21 (Local point for occipital headache, tight trapezi…), GV 13 ( Special for steaming bone disorder or inflamm…), TH 15 (Local Point.) and UB 11 (Wind disorders. Hui-meeting point of the bones, …) are nearby.

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