Small Intestine Meridian and Acu points

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    Small Intestine Meridian(SI) 手太陽小腸経

    ◐ SI-1 少沢 ◐ SI-2 前谷 ◐ SI-3 後谿 ◐ SI-4 腕骨 ◐ SI-5 陽谷 ◐ SI-6 養老 ◐ SI-7 支正 ◐ SI-8 小海 ◐ SI-9 肩貞 ◐ SI-10 臑兪 ◐ SI-11 天宗 ◐ SI-12 秉風 ◐ SI-13 曲垣 ◐ SI-14 肩外兪 ◐ SI-15 肩中兪 ◐ SI-16 天窓 ◐ SI-17 天容 ◐ SI-18 顴髎 ◐ SI-19 聴宮

     

     

    SI-1 少沢

    Acupoints for Glaucoma

    WHO : On the little finger, ulnar to the distal phalanx, 0.1 F-cun proximal-medial to the ulnar corner of the little fingernail, at the intersection of the vertical line of ulnar border of the nail and horizontal line of the base of the little fingernail.

    Use for : Headache, Pyorrhea, Sore throa, Cataract, Glaucoma, Intracranial hemorrhage(use bloodletting with this point)

     

    SI-2 前谷

    Acupoints for Nose  Acupoints for Throat

    WHO : On the little finger, in the depression distal to the ulnar side of the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint, at the border between the red and white flesh.
    Note: When the hand is slightly flexed, the point is located at the ulnar end of the palmar metacarpophalangeal crease of the little finger.

    Use for : Ear, Throat, Nose

     

    SI-3 後谿

    Acupoints for Pneumonia

    WHO : On the dorsum of the hand, in the depression proximal to the ulnar side of the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint, at the border between the red and white flesh.
    Note: When the hand is slightly flexed, the point is located at the ulnar end of the distal transverse skin crease of the palm, at the border between the red and white flesh.

    Use for : Ear, Throat, Nose, Head, Pneumonia

     

    SI-4 腕骨

    Acupoints for Headache

    WHO : On the posteromedial aspect of the wrist, in the depression between the base of the fifth metacarpal bone and the triquetrum bone, at the border between the red and white flesh.
    Note: With one finger placed on SI3, push and slide proximally along the fifth metacarpal bone to the bony projection, SI4 is located in the depression between these two bones.

    Use for : Hands and fingers, Eyes, Headache, Toothache, Child Convulsion

     

    SI-5 陽谷

    Acupoints for Child Convulsion

    WHO : On the posteromedial aspect of the wrist, in the depression between the triquetrum bone and the ulnar styloid process.

    Use for : Same as SI4

     

    SI-6 養老

    Acupoints for Presbyopia1  Acupoints for Presbyopia2

    WHO : On the posteromedial aspect of the forearm, in the depression radial to the head of the ulnar bone, 1 B-cun proximal to the dorsal wrist crease.
    Note: With the palm facing downwards, press the highest point of the head of ulnar bone with a finger, and then turn the palm towards the chest; SI6 is located at the cleft between the bones where the finger slides.

    Use for : Boil(with LI4 and LI10),Frozen shoulder, Eyestrain, Sore eyes, Presbyopia

     

    SI-7 支正

    Acupoints for Boils1  Acupoints for Boils2

    WHO : On the posteromedial aspect of the forearm, between the medial border of the ulnar bone and the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle, 5 B-cun proximal to the dorsal wrist crease.
    Note: 1 B-cun distal to the midpoint of the line connecting SI5 with SI8.

    Use for : Boils(If it’s in the right side of the face use left arm, and if it’s in the left, use other side), Ulnar neuralgia, Ulnar nerve palsy of gout

     

    SI-8 小海

    Acupoints for Lower abdominal pain

    WHO : On the posteromedial aspect of the elbow, in the depression between the olecranon and the medial epicondyle of the humerus bone.
    Note: When the elbow is slightly flexed, SI 8 is located in the groove for the ulnar nerve.

    Use for : Ulnar neuralgia, Lower abdominal pain

     

    SI-9 肩貞

    Acupoints for Deaf  Acupoints for Tinnitus

    WHO : On the shoulder girdle, posteroinferior to the shoulder joint, 1 B-cun superior to the posterior axillary fold.
    Note: When the arm is adducted, SI 9 is located 1 B-cun superior to the posterior axillary fold, posterior to the deltoid muscle.

    Use for : Deaf, Tinnitus, Scapular arthritis, Rheumatism

     

    SI-10 臑兪

    Acupoints for Frozen shoulder

    WHO : On the shoulder girdle, superior to the posterior axillary fold, in the depression inferior to the spine of the scapula.

    Use for : Frozen shoulder, Scapular joint pain, Arms and Hands

     

    SI-11 天宗

    Acupoints for breastfeeding

    WHO : In the scapular region, in the depression between the upper one third and lower two thirds of the line connecting the midpoint of the spine of the scapula with the inferior angle of the scapula.

    Use for : Breast, Low milk supply, Mastitis, Stiff neck and shoulder

     

    SI-12 秉風

    Acupoints for paralysis in the shoulders

    WHO : In the scapular region, in the supraspinatous fossa, superior to the midpoint of the spine of the scapula.

    Use for : Pain and paralysis in the shoulders and arms

     

    SI-13 曲垣

    Acupoints for Pain in the scapular region

    WHO : In the scapular region, in the depression superior to the medial end of the spine of the scapula.
    Note: SI13 is located at the midpoint of the line connecting SI10 with the spinous process of the second thoracic vertebra (T2).

    Use for : Pain in the scapular region and arms

     

    SI-14 肩外兪

    Acupoints for flu

    WHO : In the upper back region, at the same level as the inferior border of the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebra (T1), 3 B-cun lateral to the posterior median line.
    Note 1: SI14 is located at the intersection of two imaginary lines: the vertical line of the medial extremity of the spine of the scapula and the horizontal line inferior to the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebra (T1).
    Note 2: SI14 is located at the same level as BL11, GV13, and the inferior border of the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebra (T1).

    Practical : From GV-13 陶道, 4 fingers outside.

    Use for : By flu and fever, neck pain and can’t move neck

     

    SI-15 肩中兪

    Acupoints for   Acupoints for

    WHO : In the upper back region, at the same level as the inferior border of the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra (C7), 2 B-cun lateral to the posterior median line.
    Note: SI15 is located at the intersection of two imaginary lines: the vertical line of the junction of the lateral one third and the medial two thirds of the line connecting the posterior median line with the medial border of the scapula and the horizontal line inferior to the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra (C7).

    Practical : GV-14 大椎, 3 fingers outside.

    Use for : Stiff neck and shoulder, Cough

     

    SI-16 天窓

    Acupoints for Throat swelling1    Acupoints for Throat swelling2

    WHO : In the anterior region of the neck, posterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle, at the same level as the superior border of the thyroid cartilage.
    Note 1: The sternocleidomastoid muscle is more distinct when the head is turned to the opposite side against resistance.
    Note 2: SI16 is located at the same level as ST9, LI18 and the superior border of the thyroid cartilage. ST9 is located anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle, SI16, posterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle and LI18, midway between the anterior and posterior borders of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

    Use for : Ear, Throat swelling, Stiff neck and shoulder

     

    SI-17 天容

    Acupoints for Migraine

    WHO : In the anterior region of the neck, posterior to the angle of the mandible, in the depression anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
    Note: The sternocleidomastoid muscle is more distinct when the head is turned to the opposite side against resistance.

    Use for : Migraine, Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis

     

    SI-18 顴髎

    Acupoints for Trigeminal neuralgia

    WHO : On the face, inferior to the zygomatic bone, in the depression directly inferior to the outer canthus of the eye.

    Use for : Acute rhinitis, Trigeminal neuralgia, Facial neuralgia

     

    SI-19 聴宮

    Acupoints for Conjunctivitis  Acupoints for

    WHO : On the face, in the depression between the anterior border of the centre of the tragus and the posterior border of the condylar process of the mandible.
    Note: When the mouth is slightly opened, SI19 is located in the depression anterior to the centre of the tragus, between TE21 and GB2.

    Use for : Eye disease, Tinnitus, Otitis media, Empyema, Conjunctivitis