Small Intestine Meridian Acupuncture Points

    Acupuncture Meridian - Small Intestine

    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.