Application #25: SI-16 Copy


Point Name: 天窗 (tiān chuāng) “Heavenly Window”

Meridian: Small Intestine

Element: Fire

Polarity: Yang

Peak Time: 1PM to 3PM

In the lateral aspect of the neck, 3.5 cun lateral to laryngeal cartilage in the posterior border of the muscle sternocleidomastoideus, 0.5 cun posterosuperior or behind Futu (LI-18).

Local Anatomy: In the lateral aspect of the neck, on the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoideus muscle, posterior to LI-18, 3.5 cun lateral to the laryngeal prominence.

Vasculature: The ascending cervical artery.

Innervation: The cutaneous cervical nerve, the emerging portion of the great auricular nerve.

Martial Arts Usage
  • 36 Vital Point
  • 108 Vital Point
  • Dangerous
  • Disrupt Energy
  • Fight Ender
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Knockouts
  • Sealing the Blood
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Classes
  • Trigger Point of the Cleidomastoid muscle
  • Window of the Sky Point
Attack Method: Perpendicularly 0.3 – 0.7 inch. Straight insertion 0.5 – 1 inch. Angle is 90°.

This is a Window of the Sky point. This point may cause instant death when struck hard. Medium strikes often cause emotional imbalance and heart problems to occur.