SI 11 Acupuncture Point(Tianzong) belongs to the Small Intestine Meridian of hand-taiyng,which is used for breast enhancement ,treatment of shoulder pain, peri-arthritis, and asthma.

Location of SI 11 Acupuncture Point

On the scapula in a depression at the center of the infrascapular fossa, found at the junction of the upper and middle third between the lower scapular spine and the inferior angle of the scapula.

tianzong acupoint

What is the meaning of Tianzong

Tian,refers to the place where the qi in the acupoint is heaven. Zong,refers to ancestral temple,and meet. The name of Tianzong means that the Qi of small intestine meridian go up to the heaven. The substance of this point is the cold ground meridian water-qi from the Nuoshu point, after reaching the point, the water-qi re-vaporizes to the upper part of the heaven.

What is SI 11 Acupuncture Point used for

  • Local point for channel pain within the shoulder, scapula region, elbow, arm, face and jaw.  
  • Breast problems, mastitis, insufficient lactation, breast pain.
  • Emotional issues, anxiety that presents with asthma, expands and relaxes the chest, asthma generally.

SI 11 Acupuncture Point therapy

For Acute mastitis

People take the sitting or supine position,first presses the Tianzong acupoint for 2 minutes, and then find 1 to 2 points around the inflammation for acupuncture.first massage with light intensity,and gradually increases after the needle is lifted,And repeatedly squeeze along the mammary duct towards the nipple, once a day, every 20 minutes.

For shoulder and back pain

Use the thumb to rub the Tianzong point, or press the acupoint area with the root of the palm until feel pain. When kneading or pressing with even strength and gentleness, once a day in the morning and evening, each point  for 8-10 minutes, alternating left and right hands.

Tianzong Acupoint Compatibility

Combined with Jianwaishu point to treat shoulder pain;

Combined with Danzhong point and Zusanli point to treat acute mastitis;

Combined with Bingfeng point to treat shoulder pain.