Small Intestine Meridian

Jianwaishu SI14 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Jian: shoulder Wai: lateral aspect Shu: point
Jianwaishu is on the shoulder, slightly lateral to the vertebral border of the scapula.

Point: SI-14
Chinese Name: 肩外俞
English Name/Meaning: Outer Shoulder Shu
Pinyin: jiān wài shū
Han Geul 한글: gyeon oe yu 견외유
Romaji: ken gai yu(?)
Vietnamese: Kiên ngoại du


3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of first thoracic vertebrae where Taoduo (DU 13) is located.

Functions and Indications  of Jianwaishu:

Benefits the sinews 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 0.5 to 1 cun.


Trigger point on the levator scapulae muscle


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 SI12-Bingfeng-秉風            SI13-Quyuan-曲垣        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.