Point Localization: In the middle of the trapezius. Midway between the midline and the acromion.
TCM Actions: Relaxes tendons. Promotes labor. Benefits the breasts. Stimulates the descent of Qi.
Indications: Stiffness and pain in the neck and upper shoulder region. Promotes lactation. Pain and breast abscess. “Milk stones” during lactation. Promotes labor. Difficult or prolonged labor. Retained placenta. Postpartum hemorrhage.
Target area: Breasts. Uterus. Neck.
Point Name and Meaning: Jianjing – Shoulder Well
Acupuncture Meridian: Gallbladder
Unitary Channel: Shao Yang (Lesser Yang) [TB + GB]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.