Point Localization: With the elbow flexed, between the ulnar end of the cubital crease and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.

TCM Actions: Remove channel obstruction. Calms the Mind (Shen). Clears Heat.

Indications: Heartache. Fullness in the chest. Pain in the armpit. Elbow pain. Manic behavior. Inappropriate laughter. Mental restlessness. Anxiety. Red eyes. Dry mouth and throat. Fire Heart. Heat from deficiency in the Heart. Sequelae of stroke. Channel obstruction.

Target area: Elbow.

Point Name and Meaning: Shaohai – Lesser Yin Sea

Acupuncture Meridian: Heart

Categories: He (sea). Water.

Unitary Channel: Shao Yin (Lesser Yin) [HE + KI]




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