Small Intestine Meridian

Bingfeng SI12 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Bing : to receive Feng: Pathogenic wind
Bingfeng Is located at a place where it is easily invaded by the pathogenic wind.

Point: SI-12
Chinese Name: 秉風
English Name/Meaning: Grasping the Wind
Pinyin: bǐng fēng
Han Geul 한글: byeong pung 병풍
Romaji: hei fū
Vietnamese: Bỉnh phong


In the centre of the supra-scapular fossa, directly above SI11(Tianzhong), in a depression formed when the arm is raised.

Functions and indications of Bingfeng:

Benefits the sinew and reduces pain so is beneficial for pain in scapular region, numbness and aching of the upper extremities, motor impairment of the shoulder and arm.


Oblique medial insertion towards the spine 0.5 to 1 cun.


Meeting point of Small Intestine, Large Intestine, Triple energizer and Gallbladder channel

Good for rotator cuff.


Deep perpendicular insertion, especially in thin patients, carries a substantial risk of inducing a pneumothorax.

Read about other points of Small Intestine Meridian:

SI1-Shaoze-少泽      SI2-Qiangu-前谷       SI3-Houxi-後溪     SI4-Wangu-腕骨     SI5-Yanggu-阳谷       SI6-Yanglao-养老         SI7-Zhizheng-支正      SI8-Xiaohai-小海    SI9-Jianzhen-肩贞        SI10-Naoshu-臑俞       SI11-Tianzhong-天宗   SI13-Quyuan-曲垣        SI14-Jianwaishu-肩外俞           SI15-Jianzhongshu-肩中俞         SI16-Tianchuang-天窗         SI17-Tianrong-天容       SI18-Quanliao-颧髎         SI19-Tinggong-听宫


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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