Small Intestine Meridian

Tianrong SI17 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Tian: upper part Rong: abundance
Tianrong is on the head, where Qi of the meridian is abundant.

Point: SI-17
Chinese Name: 天容
Name: Tianrong
English Name/Meaning: Heavenly Window
Pinyin: tiān róng
Han Geul 한글: cheon yong 천용
Romaji: ten yō?
Vietnamese: Thiên dung


In the depression between the angle of the mandible and the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.


  • Removes Obstruction (evils) from channel. (Swelling in throat, phlegm in throat).
  • Clears heat and disperses swelling.
  • Descend Rebellious qi (Lung and Stomach).

Indications of tianrong:

  • Ear Disorders: deafness, tinnitus, ear pain
  • Throat disorders: goiter, scrofula, throat painful obstruction, obstruction of the throat.
  • Descend Rebellious qi (Lung and Stomach): Chest fullness with difficulty breathing, wheezing, cough, chest pain, vomiting.


Directed towards the root of the tongue, anterior to the carotid vessels, 0.5 to 1 cun.


Window of heaven point.


If necessary, rotate the patient’s head back to its normal position before needle insertion.Prevent injury to Internal carotid artery, internal and external jugular veins.

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           SI15-Jianzhongshu-肩中俞         SI16-Tianchuang-天窗           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.