Point Localization: 0.1 cun anterior to the 1st thumb nail radial corner.

TCM Actions: Expels exterior wind. Dispersion and descent of Lung Qi. Benefits the throat. Extinguishes Inner Wind. Opens the orifices. Restores consciousness.

Indications: Invasion of Wind-Heat. Aversion to Cold. Fever. Cough. Short breath. Sore throat. Tonsillitis. Mumps. Loss of consciousness due to stroke or Wind.

Target area: Throat.

Point Name and Meaning: Shaoshang – Lesser metal

Acupuncture Meridian: Lungs

Categories: Jing (well). Wood. Ghost Point of Sun Si Miao.

Unitary Channel: Tai Yin (Greater Yin) [LU+SP]

 

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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.