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Heart 3

Chinese Name: Shaohai (English translation: Lesser Sea)

Location:  When the elbow is flexed, the point is at the midpoint of the line connecting the medial end of the transverse cubital crease and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.

Classification: He-Sea point of the Heart Meridian


  • Cardiac pain, spasmodic pain and numbness of the elbow and arm, hand tremor
  • Scrofula, pain in the axillary and hypochondrium, eye redness, toothache

Functions: Calms the Shen, activates the meridian, transforms Phlegm, clears Heat, benefits the arm, alleviates pain.

Notes: He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun. 


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