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In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shaoyin Heart Meridian of Hand is one of the Twelve Standard Meridians. It is correspond with Taiyang Small Intestine Meridian of Hand. The Flow Hours of this meridians is 11:00AM - 1:00PM.


Shaoyin Heart Meridian of Hand contents 9 acupoints in one side, that is 18 acupoints in total.

Flowing Route

Shaoyin heart meridian of hand starts from the heart, emerges from and spreads over the heart system, then going downwards through the diaphragm to link with the small intestine.

The branch from the heart system runs alongside the esophagus to join the eye system.

The straight branch from the heart system ascends through the lung and then turns downwards, emerging from the axillary fossa (Jiquan, HT1). From there, it runs along the posterior border of the medial aspect of the upper limb and passes through the cubital fossa to the pisiform bone proximal to the palm and finally enters the palm, where it reaches the radial tip of the little finger (Shaochong, HT9) to link with taiyang small intestine of hand.

Shaoyin Heart Meridian of Hand
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