Point Localization: 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the radial side of the little finger.
TCM Actions: Clears Heat. Soothes and opens the orifices of the Mind (Shen). Extinguish the Wind. Restores consciousness. Benefits tongue and eyes.
Indications: Palpitation. Heartache. Thirst. Sensation of heat. Loss of consciousness caused by stroke. Manic-depressive disorder. Fear. Sadness. Agitation. Mental restlessness. Pain and swelling in the tongue. Eye pain. Red eyes. Heat in the Heart.
Target area: None.
Point Name and Meaning: Shaochong – Lesser Yin Rushing
Acupuncture Meridian: Heart
Categories: Jing (well). Wood. Tonification.
Unitary Channel: Shao Yin (Lesser Yin) [HE + KI]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.