Point Localization: 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the ulnar side of the little finger.

TCM Actions: Expels Wind-Heat. Clears Heat. Subdues the Wind. Restores consciousness. Remove obstruction from the channel. Controls rebellion of the Qi. Promotes lactation.

Indications: Aversion to cold. Fever. Loss of consciousness for stroke caused by wind. Cold sensation below the heart. Oppression and pain in the chest, ribs, scapular region, shoulder, arm and elbow. Stiff neck. Headache. Dizziness. Red eyes. Nosebleed. Deafness. Tinnitus. Rigid tongue. Thirst. Aphtha. Agalactia. Tonsillitis. Torticollis.

Target area: Arm. Shoulder. Scapula. Cervical.

Point Name and Meaning: Shaoze – Lesser Marsh

Acupuncture Meridian: Small Intestine

Categories: Jing (well). Metal.

Unitary Channel: Tai Yang (Greater Yang) [SI + BL]

 

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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.