Small Intestine Meridian

Jianzhen SI9 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Jian: shoulder          Zhen: upright
Jianzhen is the point where the small intestine meridian goes on the shoulder.

Point: SI-9
Chinese Name:肩贞
English Name/Meaning: True Shoulder
Pinyin: jiān zhēn
Han Geul 한글: gyeon jeong 견정
Romaji: ken tei
Vietnamese: Kiên trinh


On the posterior aspect of the shoulder, 1 cun superior to the posterior axillary crease when the arm hangs in the adducted position.


  • Expels wind and benefits the shoulder.
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain.

Indications of Jianzhen:

Pain in the scapular region, motor impairment of hand and arm, Paralysis of Hand.


Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.


Good for shoulder problems.


Needle slightly toward shoulder; no heavy lifting and thrusting – (may cause hematoma due to damage large blood vessels.

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    SI10-Naoshu-臑俞       SI11-Tianzhong-天宗 SI12-Bingfeng-秉風            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.