LI 17 Acupuncture Point(Tianding) belongs to the Large Intestine Meridian of Hand-Yangming, which is commonly used for sudden loss of voice, swelling and sore throat, difficulty swallowing, scrofula, thyroid disease.

LI 17 Acupuncture Point Location

On the lateral side of the neck, 1 cun below LI 18 on the posterior border of the SCM.

Tianding acupoint

What is the meaning of Tianding

Tianding,Tian,the Heaven.Ding,furnace tripod. The name of “Tianding” means that the water-qi of large intestine meridian vaporized and ascends to the heaven. The substance of this point is the meridian water-qi from LI 16 acupuncture point(Jugu). After reaching this point, it is vaporized by the heat from the heart Meridian and rises to the heaven, like the water in furnace tripod is heated, hence the name.

LI 17 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Sudden loss of voice, sore throat, tonsillitis, cough,scrofula, thyroid disease, etc.
  • upper limb numbness.

LI 17 Acupuncture Point therapy

Massage therapy

  • Pressing Tianding acupoint hard for 50 times,It can relieve swelling and pain of throat.
  • Massage Tianding acupoint with the pad of middle finger for 1 to 3 minutes each time. It is beneficail for relieving throat swelling and pain, and prevents hearing loss.

Moxibustion therapy

Moxibustion on Tianding point for 5 to 20 minutes,or 3 to 5 unit.

LI 17 Acupoint Compatibility

Combined with Hegu,Jianshi point to treat sudden loss of voice.

Combined with Qishe,Geshu point to treat throat choking, swollen throat, unable to eat or drink.

Combined with Nuohui, Hegu, Zusanli,Tiantu, Tianrong to treat thyroid disease.