SI-8 (Xiao Hai)

SI6-SI8

Chinese Name:

Xiaohai 小海

English translation:

Small Sea

Location:

On the medial aspect of the elbow, in the depression between the olecranon of the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.

Classification:

He-Sea point of the Small Intestine Meridian

Indications:

Sudden loss of voice, deafness, hand and arm pain.
Toothache, lassitude.
Post-operative pain associated with pneumonectomy.

Functions:

Activates the meridian, alleviates pain, clears Heat and Damp-Heat.

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 .3 - .5 cun.


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