0.5–1 cun vertically or obliquely in a lateral direction.
There is no danger of puncturing the pleura if located correctly.
Like its neighboring point Jianzhen SI-9, Naoshu SI-10, Tianzong SI-11, and Bingfeng SI-12, Quyuan SI-13 is another important local point for shoulder problems that should be checked for sensitivity on palpation. The typical symptoms are the shoulder and scapula pain and the inability to raise arms.
It is better the patients are seated in a relaxed way. This point should be needled first with Reducing Method. Moxa is to be applied afterwards.