SI 14 Acupuncture Point(Jianwaishu) belongs to the Small Intestine Meridian. of hand-taiyang,which is used for shoulder and back pain, neck stiff neck pain and/or rotation issues, and pain of the upper back.  

Location of SI 14 Acupuncture Point

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

Jianwaishu point

What is the meaning of Jianwaishu

Jianwaishu:Jian,the location of the acupuncture point is shoulder blade.Wai,Outside,Shu,export. The name of “Jianwaishu” means that the high-temperature, dampness-qi in the chest is transferred to the small intestine channel from this point. This acupuncture point is located at the upper part of the scapula, and the inside is the chest cavity. Because of this point has ground pores that communicate with the chest cavity, the hot and dampness-qi in the chest cavity can be transferred to the small intestine meridian from this point,Hence the name.

What is SI 14 Acupuncture Point used for

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

SI 14 Acupuncture Point therapy

Massage: Press and rub with your thumb.

Moxibustion: Use moxa sticks for gentle moxibustion.

Rubbing the Jianwaishu acupoint with your thumb for about 200 times, it can treat neck pain if long-term massage.

Acupoint Compatibility

Combined with Dazhui points, Jianzhongshu points, and Lieque points to treat shoulder and back pain.