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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Small Intestine Meridian Index > SI 1

Small Intestine 1

Chinese Name: Shaoze (English translation: Lesser Marsh)

Location:  On the ulnar side of the distal phalanx of the little finger, .1 cun (finger cun) distance from the corner of the nail.

Classification:  Jing-Well point of the Small Intestine Meridian


  • Febrile diseases, apoplexy, loss of consciousness
  • Insufficient lactation, acute mastitis
  • Sore throat, conjunctivitis, headache

Functions: Resuscitates, promotes lactation, opens orifices, clears Heat.

Notes: SI 1 is an empirical point for insufficient lactation. Jing-Well points are where the qi bubbles up. Jing-Well points are indicated to revive consciousness. Jing-Well points are known to treat fullness below the Heart and clear Heat.

Needling: Subcutaneous insertion .1cun or prick to bleed.

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