SI1 (Small Intestine 1) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shaoze
English Name: Lesser Marsh

Location: On the ulnar side of the little finger, about 0.1 cun (1 fen) posterior to the corner of the nail.


Jing-Well point of the Small Intestine channel.


Disperses Wind and Heat, facilitates the flow of milk, special effects to recover consciousness, sedative effect.

Primary Indications:

Nebula, sore throat.

Secondary Indications:

Wind-stroke coma, febrile diseases, insufficient lactation.

Tertiary Indications:

Mastitis, headache, chest pain, pain in ribs, arm pain, stiff neck, stiff tongue.

Other Indications:

Jaundice, shortness of breath, cough, acute disorders caused by Wind, muscular contractures, Yin (cold) symptoms with vomiting, dry mouth, hypersalivation, stomatitis, deformation of eyes, cardiomegalia, irritability, convulsions.


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 Small Intestine channel:

(SI1, SI2, SI3, SI4, SI5, SI6, SI7, SI8, SI9, SI10, SI11, SI12, SI13, SI14, SI15, SI16, SI17, SI18, SI19)

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