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In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taiyang Small Intestine Meridian of Hand is one of the Twelve Standard Meridians. It is correspond with Shaoyin Heart Meridian of Hand. The Flow Hours of this meridians is 1:00PM - 3:00PM.


Taiyang Small Intestine Meridian of Hand contents 19 acupoints in one side, that is 38 acupoints in total.

Flowing Route

Taiyang small intestine of hand

Taiyang small intestine of hand starts from the ulnar side of the tip of the little finger (Shaoze, SI1). Running along the dorsum of hand and the posterior border of the lateral aspect of the upper arm and passing the elbow, it reaches the shoulder joint region. Circling around the scapular region, it converges over the shoulder (Dazhui, GV14) and then turns downward to the supraclavicular fossa (Quepen, ST12), runs deeper inside the chest cavity to link with the heart. From there, it descends along the esophagus, passes through the diaphragm, reaches the stomach, and finally enters the small intestine to which it pertains.

Its branch from the supraclavicular fossa (Quepen, ST12) ascends along the lateral neck to the cheek. Then it reaches the outer canthus and enters the ear (Tinggong, SI19).

Another branch separating from the cheek ascends through the infraorbital region to the inner canthus (Jingming, BLl), and connects with taiyang bladder meridian of foot.

Taiyang Small Intestine Meridian of Hand
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