Small Intestine Meridian

Jianzhongshu SI15 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Jian: shoulder Zhong: middle Shu:point
Jianzhongshu is on the shoulder and is in the centre of the vertebral border of the scapula.

Point: SI-15
Chinese Name: 肩中俞
English Name/Meaning: Middle Shoulder Shu
Pinyin: jiān zhōng shū
Han Geul 한글: gyeon jung yu 견중유
Romaji: ken chū yu?
Vietnamese: Kiên trung du


2 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of seventh cervical vertebrae where dazhui (DU 14) is located.

Functions and Indications of Jianzhongshu:

  • Benefits sinews and reduces pain so is beneficial for pain in the shoulder and back.
  • Benefits lungs so is beneficial for various respiratory problems like cough, asthma, hemoptysis.


Oblique medial insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.


  • Famous point for cough and asthma (use in combination with Dingchuan -EX-B-1 ).
  • Trigger point on the levator scapulae muscle, effective point for disorders of the cervicodorsal area.


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        SI14-Jianwaishu-肩外俞         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.