Point Localization: 1 cun below the apex of the medial malleolus.

TCM Actions: Nourishes Kidney Yin. Calms the Mind. Regulates uterus and menstruation. Benefits eyes and throat. Promotes labor.

Indications: Dizziness. Tinnitus. Night sweating. Backache. Dry and red eyes. Blurred vision. Floating images in the vision. Insomnia. Drowsiness. Nocturnal epilepsy. Sadness. Fear. Nightmares. Genital pruritus. Involuntary erection. Pain, stress and strain of the internal muscles of the legs. Cramp in lower limb. Hemiplegia. Dry throat. Dry cough. Dysmenorrhea. Amenorrhea. Irregular and painful menstruation. Cold in the Uterus infertility. Difficult labor. Belly button pain postpartum.

Target area: Throat. Eyes.

Point Name and Meaning: Zhaohai – Shining Sea

Acupuncture Meridian: Yin Qiao Mai

Categories: Master point of the Yin Heel Vessel (Yin Qiao Mai). Coupled point of the Conception Vessel (Ren Mai).

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.