0.5–1.5 cun vertically or obliquely into the muscle tissue.
Like its neighboring point Jianzhen SI-9 and Naoshu SI-10, Tianzong SI-11 is also effective in opening the Channel, so as to treat stiffness and pain of the shoulder as well as scapula. It should always be checked for sensitivity when selecting local points for Painful Obstruction Syndrome.
A Reducing Needling Technique should be used for needling, followed by moxa.
Another function of this point is to open the chest, so as to relieve pain and fullness in the chest and lateral costal regions. For postpartum women, it also benefits the breasts by relieving breast abscess and engorgement. Therefore, it increase breast milk supplies.