HT3 (Heart 3) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shaohai
English Name: Lesser Sea; Shaoyin Sea

Location: When the elbow is flexed, this point is at the medial end of the transverse cubital crease, in the depression anterior to the medial epicondyle of the humerus.


He-Sea point of the Heart channel.


Calms the Shen, regulates the Heart Qi, clears the vessels, invigorates the collaterals, relaxes the tendons, special point for scrofula.

Primary Indications:

Cardiac pain, arm numbness, hand tremor, elbow contracture.

Secondary Indications:


Tertiary Indications:

Pain in axilla & sides, headache, psychosis, memory loss, dizziness, stiff neck, toothache, vomiting, debility of the limbs.

Other Indications:

Cold fingers, ulnar nerve neuralgia, neuraesthenia, epilepsy - bleats like a lamb, hiccoughs, fever with chills, sensation of energy rising to the upper body, swelling of arm & forearm.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Heart channel:

(HT1, HT2, HT3, HT4, HT5, HT6, HT7, HT8, HT9)

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