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Acupuncture Small Intestine Meridians

Acupuncture Small Intestine Meridian

The Small Intestine Meridian starts from the tip of the little finger and crosses the palm and wrist. It runs upwards along the posterior side of the forearm until it reaches the back of shoulder where it ends at the uppermost part of the back (the bottom of the neck). At this position, it first branches off and moves internally through the heart and stomach to reach the small intestine.

Acupuncture Small Intestine Meridian
Acupuncture Small Intestine Meridian

The second branch travels externally across the neck and cheek until it reaches the outer corner of the eye and then enters the ear. A short branch in the cheek moves upward to the inner corner of the eye where it connects with the Bladder Meridian.

The Small Intestine Channel is a yang channel that consists of 19 points. It starts from the tip of the 5th digit and runs proximally along the ulnar border passing adjacent to the medial epicondyle and upward until it reaches the back of shoulder. Here it zig zags across the scapula and across the neck and cheek until it reaches the anterior aspect of the ear.

Acupuncture Small Intestine Meridian
Acupuncture Small Intestine Meridian

Due to the passage of the Small Intestine channel over the upper limb from the tip of the 5th digit to the ear there are a variety of points along its length that can be employed in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. These include SI 3 on the hand, SI 8 at the elbow to SI 11 across the dorsal shoulder region and SI 19.

Acupuncture Channels/Meridians

Acupuncture Points

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