SI 16 Acupuncture Point - Tian Chuang - Small Intestine Meridian
- Chinese Name Tian Chuang
English Name Celestial Windows
Location: On the lateral side of the neck, posterior to the SCM and LI 18, level with the Adam's apple.
- Point Associations:
Window of the Sky Point
- Actions & Effects:
- Both SI 16 & SI 17 are Window of the Sky Points and are useful for throat distention, swelling, goiters, lumps in neck a/or throat, voice issues.
- Ear issues - tinnitus, deafness, pain.
- Local point for neck and/or shoulder problems.
- Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the circulation within the vertebral artery and the occipital artery. Useful for occipital headache, alzheimer's, brain tumors, dyslexia, MS, and many brain issues related to circulation. Often used with Tian Dong as a starting point.
Falls into the category of Window of the Sky points within the Tam Healing system.
Small Intestine Meridian Points (19):
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Sources and More Information
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