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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.

Nature:

Jing-Well point of the Small Intestine channel.

Functions:

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.

References:

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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