HT-3 (Shao Hai)

HT3-HT7HT1-HT3

Chinese Name:

Shaohai 少海

English translation:

Lesser Sea

Location:

When the elbow is flexed, the point is at the midpoint of the line connecting the medial end of the transverse cubital crease and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.

Classification:

He-Sea point of the Heart Meridian

Indications:

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

Scrofula.

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

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.

Functions:

Calms the Shen, activates the meridian, transforms Phlegm, clears Heat, benefits the arm, alleviates pain.

Notes:

He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.


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