Point Localization: Between the olecranon process of the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus, found with the elbow flexed.

TCM Actions: Resolves Damp Heat. Remove obstruction from the channel.

Indications: Swelling of the neck, cheeks and gums. Yellow eyes. Pain in the neck, scapular region, shoulder, forearm and elbow. Swollen lymph glands, thyroid. Mumps.

Target area: Neck. Elbow. Shoulder.

Point Name and Meaning: Xiaohai – Small Intestine Sea

Acupuncture Meridian: Small Intestine

Categories: He (sea). Earth. Sedation.

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.