Small Intestine 08 (SI 8)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Xiaohai, Small Intestine Sea
When the elbow is flexed, the point is located in the depression between the olecranon of the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.
Headache, swelling of cheek, pain in nape, shoulder, arm and elbow, epilepsy.
Resolves damp-heat, removes obstructions from the channel, calms the mind.
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