Small Intestine Meridian Acupuncture Points

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Acupuncture Meridian - Small Intestine

SI 1: shao ze / Lesser March
Function: Expels wind-heat, subdues wind, opens the orifices, removes obstructions from the channel, promotes lactation.
Indications: Headache, febrile diseases, loss of consciousness, redness of the eye, cloudiness of the cornea.

SI 2: qian gu / Front Valley
Function: Clears heat.
Indications: Numbness of the fingers, febrile diseases, tinnitus, headache, reddish urine.

SI 3: hou xi / Back Ravine
Function: Eliminates interior wind from the Governing Vessel, expels exterior wind, benefits sinews, resolves dampness and jaundice, clears the mind.
Indications: Pain and rigidity of the neck, tinnitus, deafness, sore throat, mania, malaria, acute lumbar sprain, night sweating, febrile diseases, contracture and numbness of the fingers, pain in the shoulder and elbow.

SI 4: wan gu / Wrist Bone
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, eliminates damp-heat.
Indications: Febrile diseases with anhidrosis, headache, rigidity of the neck, contracture of the fingers, pain in the wrist, jaundice.

SI 5: yang gu / Yang Valley
Function: Clears mind, removes obstructions from the channel, expels exterior damp-heat.
Indications: Swelling of the neck and submandibular region, pain of the hand and wrist, febrile diseases.

SI 6: yang lao / Nursing the Aged
Function: Benefits the sinews, brightens the eyes, removes obstructions from the channel.
Indications: Blurring of vision, pain in the shoulder, elbow and arm.

SI 7: zhi zheng / Branch to the Correct
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, calms the mind.
Indications: Neck rigidity, headache, dizziness, spasmodic pain in the elbow and fingers, febrile diseases, mania.

SI 8: xiao hai / Small Sea
Function: Resolves damp-heat, removes obstructions from the channel, calms the mind.
Indications: Headache, swelling of cheek, pain in nape, shoulder, arm and elbow, epilepsy.

SI 9: jian zhen / True Shoulder
Function: Courses wind and quickens the connecting vessels, dissipates, binds and relieves pain.
Indications: Pain in the scapular region, motor impairment of the hand and arm.

SI 10: nao shu / Upper Arm Point
Function: Quickens the blood and frees the connecting vessels, soothes the sinews and dissipates binds.
Indications: Swelling of the shoulder, aching and weakness of the shoulder and arm.

SI 11: tian zong / Celestial Gathering
Function: Resolves Tai Yang channel pathogens, diffuses Qi stagnation in the chest and lateral costal region.
Indications: Pain in the scapular region, pain in the lateroposterior aspect of the elbow and arm, asthma.

SI 12: bing feng / Grasping the Wind
Function: Frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels.
Indications: Pain in the scapular region, numbness and aching of the upper extremities, motor impairment of the shoulder and arm.

SI 13: qu yuan / Crooked Wall
Function: Soothes the sinews and quickens the blood.
Indications: Pain and stiffness of the scapular region.

SI 14: jian wai shu / Outer Shoulder Transporter
Function: Courses wind and quickens the connecting vessels, warms the channels and dissipates cold.
Indications: Aching of the shoulder and back, pain and rigidity of the neck.

SI 15: jian zhong shu / Central Shoulder Transporter
Function: Diffuses the lung and clears heat, transforms phlegm and brightens the eyes.
Indications: Cough, asthma, pain in the shoulder and back, hemoptysis.

SI 16: tian chuang / Celestial Window
Function: Dispels wind and quickens the connecting vessels, quiets the spirit and nourishes the Heart.
Indications: Sore throat, sudden loss of voice, deafness, tinnitus, stiffness and pain of the neck.

SI 17: tian rong / Celestial Countenance
Function: Resolves damp-heat, expels fire-poison, removes obstructions from the channel.
Indications: Deafness, tinnitus, sore throat, swelling of the cheek, foreign body sensation in the throat, goiter.

SI 18: quan liao / Cheek Bone-Hole
Function: Expels wind, relieves pain.
Indications: Facial paralysis, twitching of eyelids, pain in the face, toothache, swelling of the cheek, yellowish sclera.

SI 19: ting gong / Auditory Palace
Function: Benefits the ears.
Indications: Deafness, tinnitus, otorrhea, motor impairment of the mandibular joint, toothache.

Point

Chinese

English

Function

Indications

SI 1

shao ze

Lesser Marsh

Expels wind-heat, subdues wind, opens the orifices, removes obstructions from the channel, promotes lactation.

Headache, febrile diseases, loss of consciousness, insufficient lactation, sore throat, redness of the eye, cloudiness of the cornea.

SI 2

qian gu

Front Valley

Clears heat.

Numbness of the fingers, febrile diseases, tinnitus, headache, reddish urine.

SI 3

hou xi

Back Ravine

Eliminates interior wind from the Du Mai Vessel, expels exterior wind, benefits sinews, resolves dampness and jaundice, clears the mind.

Pain and rigidity of the neck, tinnitus, deafness, sore throat, mania, malaria, acute lumbar sprain, night sweating, febrile diseases, contracture and numbness of the fingers, pain in the shoulder and elbow.

SI 4

wan gu

Wrist Bone

Removes obstructions from the channel, eliminates damp-heat.

Febrile diseases with anhidrosis, headache, rigidity of the neck, contracture of the fingers, pain in the wrist, jaundice.

SI 5

yang gu

Yang Valley

Clears mind, removes obstructions from the channel, expels exterior damp-heat.

Swelling of the neck and submandibular region, pain of the hand and wrist, febrile diseases.

SI 6

yang lao

Nursing the Aged

Benefits the sinews, brightens the eyes, removes obstructions from the channel.

Blurring of vision, pain in the shoulder, elbow and arm.

SI 7

zhi zheng

Branch to the Correct

Removes obstructions from the channel, calms the mind.

Neck rigidity, headache, dizziness, spasmodic pain in the elbow and fingers, febrile diseases, mania.

SI 8

xiao hai

Small Sea

Resolves damp-heat, removes obstructions from the channel, calms the mind.

Headache, swelling of cheek, pain in nape, shoulder, arm and elbow, epilepsy.

SI 9

jian zhen

True Shoulder

Courses wind and quickens the connecting vessels, dissipates, binds and relieves pain.

Pain in the scapular region, motor impairment of the hand and arm.

SI 10

nao shu

Upper Arm Point

Quickens the blood and frees the connecting vessels, soothes the sinews and dissipates binds.

Swelling of the shoulder, aching and weakness of the shoulder and arm.

SI 11

tian zong

Celestial Gathering

Resolves Tai Yang channel pathogens, diffuses Qi stagnation in the chest and lateral costal region.

Pain in the scapular region, pain in the lateroposterior aspect of the elbow and arm, asthma.

SI 12

bing feng

Grasping the Wind

Frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels.

Pain in the scapular region, numbness and aching of the upper extremities, motor impairment of the shoulder and arm.

SI 13

qu yuan

Crooked Wall

Soothes the sinews and quickens the blood.

Pain and stiffness of the scapular region.

SI 14

jian wai shu

Outer Shoulder Transporter

Courses wind and quickens the connecting vessels, warms the channels and dissipates cold.

Aching of the shoulder and back, pain and rigidity of the neck.

SI 15

jian zhong shu

Central Shoulder Transporter

Diffuses the lung and clears heat, transforms phlegm and brightens the eyes.

Cough, asthma, pain in the shoulder and back, hemoptysis.

SI 16

tian chuang

Celestial Window

Dispels wind and quickens the connecting vessels, quiets the spirit and nourishes the Heart.

Sore throat, sudden loss of voice, deafness, tinnitus, stiffness and pain of the neck.

SI 17

tian rong

Celestial Countenance

Resolves damp-heat, expels fire-poison, removes obstructions from the channel.

Deafness, tinnitus, sore throat, swelling of the cheek, foreign body sensation in the throat, goiter.

SI 18

quan liao

Cheek Bone-Hole

Expels wind, relieves pain.

Facial paralysis, twitching of eyelids, pain in the face, toothache, swelling of the cheek, yellowish sclera.

SI 19

ting gong

Auditory Palace

Benefits the ears.

Deafness, tinnitus, otorrhea, motor impairment of the mandibular joint, toothache.