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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Small Intestine Meridian Index > SI 8

Small Intestine 8

Chinese Name: Xiaohai (English translation: Small Sea)

Location:  On the medial aspect of the elbow, in the depression between the olecranon of the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.

Classification: He-Sea point of the Small Intestine Meridian


  • Pain in the elbow and arm
  • Epilepsy

Functions: Activates the meridian, alleviates pain, clears Heat and Damp-Heat.

Notes: He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.

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