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Where does the Small Intestine Meridian of Hand Taiyang begin and end?
STARTS: Ulnar side of the tip of the little finger

FINISH: the external branch finishes in the EAR

Main indications: Deafness, yellow sclera, sore throat, swelling of the cheeks, distention and pain in the lower abdomen, and pain in the posterio border of the lateral aspect of the shoulder and arm
What are the main indications for the Small Intestine Meridian of Hand Taiyang?
Main indications: Deafness, yellow sclera, sore throat, swelling of the cheeks, distention and pain in the lower abdomen, and pain in the posterior border of the lateral aspect of the shoulder and arm
Local to the course of the meridian
What are the associated organs of the course of the Small Intestine Meridian of Hand Taiyang?
Associated organs: Heart, stomach and small intestine
And the main indicatinos are: Main indications: Deafness, yellow sclera, sore throat, swelling of the cheeks, distention and pain in the lower abdomen, and pain in the posterio border of the lateral aspect of the shoulder and arm
What are the most important points to remember
SI1 (Jingwell)
SI3 (Shu Stream)
SI5 (Jing River
SI7 (Luo Connecting Point)
SI8 (He-Sea)
SI9
SI11
SI18
SI19
(according to your teacher, bearing in mind someone else might disagree)
Describe the course of the Small Intestine Meridian of Hand Taiyang?
Summary of route

• Start: Ulnar side of the tip of the little finger
• Ulnar side of Dorsum of the hand
• Wrist
• Posterior aspect of forearm
• Passes between olecranon of the ulna (prominent part of elbow) and medial epicondyle of humerus
• Posterior border of lateral aspect of upper arm
• Shoulder joint
• Circles around the scapular region and enters Supraclavicular fossa:
• BRANCHES:
i. 1st branch: Internal to Heart, diaphragm, Stomach and Small Intestine
ii. 2nd branch: Ascends Externally to the neck, cheek, outer canthus and enters the ear
iii. A 3rd branch: from the neck to the infraorbital region, inner canthus to link with the Bladder Meridian of Foot Taiyang
• Finish: the external branch finishes in the ear
SI1 (Shaoze): Describe its location
On the ulnar side of the little finger, about 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail
Jing-Well Point
SI1 (Shaoze): Describe its indications
Headache, febrile diseases, loss of consciousness, insufficient lactation, sore throat, redness of the eye, cloudiness of the cornea.
SI1 (Shaoze): Describe its method
Puncture subcutaneously 0.1 inch, or prick the point to cause bleeding. Moxibustion is applicable.
SI-03 (Hou Xi) Back Ravine: Describe its location
When a loose fist is made, the point is on the ulnar end of the distal palmar crease, proximal to the 5th metacarpophalangeal joint, at the end of the transverse crease and the junction of the red and white skin.
Shu Stream point;
One of the Eight Confluent Points
SI-03 (Hou Xi) Back Ravine: Describe its indications
Pain and rigidity of the neck, tinnitus, deafness, sore throat, mania, malaria, acute lumbar sprain, night sweating, febrile diseases, contracture and numbness of the fingers, pain in the shoulder and elbow.
SI-03 (Hou Xi) Back Ravine: Describe its method
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.7 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.
SI-05 (Yang Gu) Yang Valley: location?
Location (CAM):

* At the ulnar end of the transverse crease on the dorsal aspect of the wrist, in the depression between the styloid process of the ulna and the triquetral bone.
Jing-River & Fire Point
SI-05 (Yang Gu) Yang Valley: method?
Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.
Jing-River & Fire Point
SI-05 (Yang Gu) Yang Valley: indications?
Swelling of the neck and submandibular region, pain of the hand and wrist, febrile diseases.
Jing-River & Fire Point
SI-07 (Zhi Zheng) Branch to the Correct:

Describe its location
On the line joining Yanggu (SI-5) and Xiaohai (SI-8), 5 cun proximal to the dorsal crease of the wrist.
Luo (Connecting) Point
SI-07 (Zhi Zheng) Branch to the Correct:

Describe its indications
Neck rigidity, headache, dizziness, spasmodic pain in the elbow and fingers, febrile diseases, mania.
On the line joining Yanggu (SI-5) and Xiaohai (SI-8), 5 cun proximal to the dorsal crease of the wrist.
SI-07 (Zhi Zheng) Branch to the Correct:

Describe method
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.
Neck rigidity, headache, dizziness, spasmodic pain in the elbow and fingers, febrile diseases, mania.
SI-08 (Xiao Hai) Small Sea:

Describe indications
Headache, swelling of the cheek, pain in the nape, shoulder, arm and elbow, epilepsy.
He-Sea & Earth Point
SI-08 (Xiao Hai) Small Sea:

Describe location
When the elbow is flexed, the point is located in the depression between the olecranon and the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.
Headache, swelling of the cheek, pain in the nape, shoulder, arm and elbow, epilepsy.
SI-08 (Xiao Hai) Small Sea:

Describe method
Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.
SI-09 (Jian Zhen) True Shoulder: Describe main indications
Pain in the scapular region, motor impairment of the hand and arm.
Posterior and inferior to the shoulder joint. When the arm is adducted, the point is 1 cun above the posterior end of the axillary fold.
SI-09 (Jian Zhen) True Shoulder: Describe location
Posterior and inferior to the shoulder joint. When the arm is adducted, the point is 1 cun above the posterior end of the axillary fold.
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.
SI-09 (Jian Zhen) True Shoulder: Describe method
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.
Posterior and inferior to the shoulder joint. When the arm is adducted, the point is 1 cun above the posterior end of the axillary fold.
SI-11 (Tian Zong) Celestial Gathering

Describe its location
On the scapula, in the depression of the center of the subscapular fossa, and at the level of the 4th thoracic vertebra. (CAM)

On the scapula in a tender depression one-third of the distance from the inferior border of the scapular spine to the inferior angle of the scapula (p241 P. Deadman)
pain in the scapular region, pain in the lateroposterior aspect of the elbow and arm, asthma.
SI-11 (Tian Zong) Celestial Gathering

Describe its method
* Puncture perpendicularly or obliquely 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.
On the scapula, in the depression of the center of the subscapular fossa, and at the level of the 4th thoracic vertebra.
SI-11 (Tian Zong) Celestial Gathering

Describe the main indications
Pain in the scapular region, pain in the lateroposterior aspect of the elbow and arm, asthma.
* Puncture perpendicularly or obliquely 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.
SI-18 (Quan Liao) Cheek Bone Hole

Describe its location
Directly below the outer canthus, in the depression at the lower border of the zygomatic bone.
Location note: Directly below lateral corner of eye.

Method: Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8 inch.

Actions: Clears heat, reduces swelling. Eliminates wind and alleviates pain (P. Deadman)
SI-18 (Quan Liao) Cheek Bone Hole

Describe its method
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8 inch.
Directly below the outer canthus, in the depression at the lower border of the zygomatic bone.
SI-18 (Quan Liao) Cheek Bone Hole

Describe the main indications
Facial Paralysis, twitching of the eyelids, pain in the face, toothache, swelling of the cheek, yellowish sclera.
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8 inch.

Important and commonly used point in facial disorders.
SI 18: category of this point?
Meeting Point of the Small Intestine and Sanjiao Channels
Facial Paralysis, twitching of the eyelids, pain in the face, toothache, swelling of the cheek, yellowish sclera.
SI-19 (Ting Gong) Auditory Palace

Describe the category of this point?
Meeting Point of the Small Intestine, Sanjiao and Gallbladder Channels
Anterior to the tragus and posterior to the condyloid process of the mandible, in the depression formed when the mouth is open.
SI-19 (Ting Gong) Auditory Palace

Describe its location
Anterior to the tragus and posterior to the condyloid process of the mandible, in the depression formed when the mouth is open.
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch when the mouth is open.
SI-19 (Ting Gong) Auditory Palace

Describe the main indications
Deafness, tinnitus, otorrhea, motor impairment of the mandibular joint, toothache.
Meeting Point of the Small Intestine, Sanjiao and Gallbladder Channels
SI-19 (Ting Gong) Auditory Palace
Describe its method
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch when the mouth is open.

(The patient may close the mouth once the needle is inserted. P. Deadman)
Anterior to the tragus and posterior to the condyloid process of the mandible, in the depression formed when the mouth is open.
Which of the important points treat febrile disease?
SI-01, SI-03, SI-7
What about for crap memory :-)