Gall Bladder Meridian

Jianjing GB21: Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method



Jian: shoulder Jing: well
Jianjing is on the shoulder depression, which is as deep as a well.

Point: GB21
Chinese Name: 肩井
Name: Jianjing
English Name/Meaning: Shoulder Well
Pinyin: jīan jǐng
Han Geul 한글: gyeon jeong 견정
Romaji: ken sei
Vietnamese: Kiên tỉnh


Midpoint linking the line between Dazhui(GV14) and the shoulder acromion.


  • Clears and invigorates channel (relieves stiffness of neck, shoulder, upper back).
  • Dissolves phlegm (swollen nodes around neck, scrofula, masses in breast, fibrous masses).
  • Promotes lactation, promotes labor ( relieves placenta).


  • Jianjing is good for local disordes like pain in the shoulder and the upper back, stiffness and pain in the neck.
  • Also good foe gynaecology problems like mastitis, insufficient lactation, mastitis, delayed labor.
  • Scrofula.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 cun.


  • Crossing point of the channel of Hand-Shaoyang, Foot-Shaoyang, Foot-Yangming and Yang Ling Vessel.
  • Promotes labor.


Inside the point is the tip of lung, so deep puncture must be avoided to avoid pneumothorax.


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.