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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Small Intestine Meridian Index > SI 7

Small Intestine 7

Chinese Name: Zhizheng (English translation: Branch of the Upright)

Location:  On the dorsal ulnar aspect of the forearm, 5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting SI 5 and SI 8.

Classification: Luo-Connecting point of the Small Intestine Meridian


  • Weakness of the joints, aching and dysfunction of the elbow
  • Warts

Functions: Activates the meridian, frees obstructions, calms the Shen, clears Heat, alleviates pain.

Notes: Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling: Perpendicular or oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.

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