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