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]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.