SI 17

Acupuncture Point Theory

SI 17 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "SI 17" , 天容, is represented by "Tian Rong" in pinyin and "Celestial Countenance" in english and may be found:

Posterior to the angle of the mandible in a depression on the anterior border of the SCM.


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

  • Both SI 16 & SI 17 are Window of the Sky Points and are useful for throat distention, swelling, goiters, lumps in neck a/or throat.
  • Chest oppression, wheezing, cough, asthma.
  • Ear issues - tinnitus, deafness.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the circulation to the brain, and the facial nerves.  Useful for facial issues such as TMJ, gum problems, etc. Also used with headaches, hearing issues, dizziness and/or high blood pressure. 
  • Falls into the category of Window of the Sky points within the Tam Healing system.  


Si 17 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore si 17 functional grouping theory - Sky Window, or read all point categories and related theory.

SI 17 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Asthma, Cough, Dizziness (Vertigo), Goiter, Headache, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Sore Throat, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) and/or Thyroiditis

While not necessarily valid clinically, GB 12 (Dispel exterior & interior wind from the head - t…), ST 5 (Local point - Pain a/or swelling of the cheek/jaw…), ST 6 (Eliminate wind from the face - TMJ, toothache, Be…) and TH 16 (Local Point. Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used t…) are nearby.

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