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SI8

Synonyms:
  1. 小海
  2. Xiaohai

Xiaohai
Xiaohai #

Xiaohai(SI8,小海) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Taiyang Small Intestine Meridian of Hand. It is the He-Sea Point of the intestine.

Meaning

Xiao, Small; hai, sea. Xiao refers to the Small Intestine Meridian, and this is its He-Sea Point. The arrival of Qi and blood at this point is like water flowing into the sea.

Location

In the depression between the olecranon of the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus. The point is located with the elbow flexed.

Indication

Chorea, epilepsy, mental disorder, stiff neck, aching of elbow and arm.

Method

Perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 cun.