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Small Intestine 01 (SI 1)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shaoze, Lesser Marsh

Location
On the ulnar side of the little finger, about 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.

Indications
Headache, febrile diseases, loss of consciousness, insufficient lactation, sore throat, redness of the eye, cloudiness of the cornea.

Traditional Action
Expels wind-heat, subdues wind, opens the orifices, removes obstructions from the channel, promotes lactation.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OíConnor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.