SI 9 Acupuncture Point(Jianzhen) belongs to the small intestine meridian of hand-taiyang,which is commonly used for scapular pain, inability to raise arm, upper limb numbness, tinnitus, toothache, and inflammation of the shoulder joints.
Location of SI 9 Acupuncture Point
1 cun above the posterior end of the axillary fold, posterior and inferior to the shoulder joint, found with the arm adducted.
What is the meaning of Jianzhen
Jianzhen:Jian,refers to the acupuncture point is location on shoulder area,Zhen, refers to asking the Gua in ancient times. The name of “Jianzhen” means that the Qi of the small intestine meridian ascend to the sky area where is yang-qi. The substance of this acupoint is the qi of the sky that evaporates from Xiaohai acupoint. After reaching the acupuncture point, the Qi shrinks, and the amount is small and weak.The fiery nature of Qi of this point affecting the qi of the sky is uncertain,like ask the Gua, hence the name.
What is SI 9 Acupuncture Point used for
Scapular pain, inability to raise arm, upper limb numbness, tinnitus, toothache, and inflammation of the shoulder joints.
Paralysis of the upper limbs, periarthritis of the shoulder and lymph nodes.
SI 9 Acupuncture Point therapy
Pinch and press Jianzhen acupoint with your thumb for 100 to 200 times,it can relieve and treat frozen shoulder if long-term massage.
Moxibustion on Jianzhen with moxa sticks for 5-20 minutes, once a day, it can relieve and treat frozen shoulder.
Use cupping for 5-10 minutes, once every other day, it can relieve nape pain and frozen shoulder.
Gua Sha therapy
Scrape the Jianzhen point from top to bottom for 3~5 minutes, once every other day, it can relieve tinnitus, deafness, and fever.
Compatibility of Jianzhen Points
Combined with Jianpi point to treat shoulder and arm pain and upper limb paralysis;
Combined with Tianjing point to treat scrofula;
Combined with Jianliao, Quchi, Jianjing, Shousanli, and Hegu points to treat upper limb inability;
Combined with HeGu, Jianliao, Neiguan, Houxi, and Zhongzhu points to treat Frozen shoulder;
Combined with Ermen point and Tinggong point to relieve tinnitus.