Shixuan EX-UE11 : Location, Functions, Indication, Method



English Name/Meaning: Ten Diffusions
Chinese Name: 十宣
Chinese Pinyin: Shixuan


On the tips of the ten fingers, 0.1cun (finger inch) distal to the nails. Both hands altogether have ten points.

Function and Indications of shixuan:

  • Shixuan revives consciousness, dispel wind, clear heat so is beneficial for coma, epilepsy, wind stroke, high fever, sore throat.
  • Local disorders: Numbness of the fingers

Method :

Superficial insertion 0.1-0.2cun, or prick to cause bleeding.


Good point to revive consciousness and high fever.


Avoid moxibustion at this point.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

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.