Tianrong SI-17

Chinese: 天容

Pinyin: Tiān Róng


Posterior to the angle of mandible, in the depression on the anterior border of sternocleidomastoid muscle. 

How to locate

The border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle becomes more pronounced by rotating the patient’s head in the opposite direction. 

Tianrong SI-17 is located halfway between the angle of the mandible and the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

Main actions

  1. Subdues Rebellious Qi
  2. Resolves Dampness
  3. Clears Toxic Heat
  4. Benefits the ears


Vertically 0.5–1 cun.

Caution: Internal carotid artery, internal and external jugular veins

Commentary for Tianrong SI-17

Tianrong SI-17 subdues Rebellious Qi, so as to ease breathlessness, wheezing, coughing and vomiting. 

It resolves Dampness as well, with typical symptoms like goitre, scrofula of neck, swelling and pain of the neck. 

It also treat mumps and tonsillitis due to Toxic-Heat

Finally, it benefits the ears. Thus it can be stimulated to treat tinnitus and deafness.