SJ 16 Acupuncture Point(Tianyong) belongs to the San Jiao Meridian of Hand-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for head and face ENT disease, scrofula, shoulder and back pain,puncture 0.5 to 1 cun straight.

SJ 16 Acupuncture Point Location

Directly below mastoid process, level with the mandibular angle and on the posterior border of the SCM muscle (in line with SI 17 and GV 15).

tianyong point

What is the meaning of Tianyong

Tianyong:Tian,the Heaven,refers to Yang-Qi. Yong, windows. The name of “Tianyong” means that the Qi of San Jiao Meridian go up to the heavens after absorbing heat. The substance of this point is a little ascending water-qi due to absorbing heat from SJ 15(Jianliao) point, and the other is a little water-qi from the heaven outside the point. it will travel through the San Jiao Meridian and go straight to the heaven. This point is like window that the Qi of San Jiao Meridian ascend to the upper part of the heaven, hence the name.

SJ 16 Acupuncture Point Usage

  •  Headache, stiff nape, dizziness, eye pain, deafness, etc ENT disease.;
  •  Scrofula.

Clinical:posterior cervical neuralgia, stiff neck, cervical spondylosis and so on.

SJ 16 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Use your thumb to press and knead SJ 16(Tianyong) for about 200 times, or press and knead for 3 to 5 minutes, it can treat neck pain, migraine, and tinnitus if long-term massage it.

Moxibustion therapy

Moxibustion on SJ 16 for 5 to 10 minutes or 3 to 5 unit.

SJ 16 point Compatibility

Combined with Fengchi and Shuaigu point to treat migraine;

Combined with Jianyu and Quchi point to treat shoulder and arm pain;

Combined with XuanZhong point to treat stiff neck.

Combined with Waiguan and Shuaigu point to treat migraine, tinnitus, deafness, and mumps.