Theory

SI 8 - Acupuncture Point - Xiao Hai


SI 8 Names

  • English Name: Small Sea
  • Pinyin Name: Xiao Hai
  • Chinese Character: 小海

Location

  • Between the olecranon process of the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus, found with the elbow flexed.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

SI 8 Image

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SI 8 Clinical Uses

  • Elbow problems, swelling, trembling, pain, numbness, weakness - channel issues with excess wind a/or heat.
  • Submandibular region swelling or pain, toothache, gums, cheek, neck, scapula, axilla.
  • Epilepsy  



SI 8 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



SI 8 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

LU 5

PC 3

  • PC 3  Marsh at the Bend
    • Chronic angina.
    • Tremors of the hand a/or arm, Parkinson's disease.
    • Gastrointestinal disorders, "sudden turmoil disease" - vomiting and diarrhea.
    • Clears Ying Stage Heat.

HT 3

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  • HT 3  Lesser Sea
    • Pain, numbness, tremors, etc. of the lower arms a/or hands - Parkinson's, stroke.
    • Good local point to move the Qi and Blood.
    • Spirit disorders from phlegm a/or heat etiologies - epilepsy, depression, anxiety, nervousness, poor memory, fuzzy thinking.
    • Water Point - redness of the eyes, mouth ulcerations.

TH 10

  • TH 10  Celestial Well
    • Transforms phlegm, reduce lymph swellings, thyroid disorders.
    • Elbow pain, tendonitis.
    • One-sided headache, migraines.
    • Useful for depression a/or anxiety, especially with chest pain or oppression, angina a/or palpitations.
    • Epilepsy (phlegm obstruction), possibly mania as well.
    • Differentiation:
    • TH 5 is for headache anywhere whereas TH 10 is specifically for one-sided headaches

LI 11

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  • LI 11  Pool at the Bend
    • Reduction of high fevers, patients with the 4 bigs, combine with LI 1, LI 2 or LI 4.
    • Damp Heat skin diseases, red, itchy, oozing & inflamed (hives, herpes zoster, acne), may be used with UB 40 for any skin disease.
    • ST Excess Issues, burning diarrhea.
    • Elbow and upper limb disorders, pain and inflammation, atrophy, tremors - expels wind dampness from the channel.
    • Hot flashes a/or menstrual issues with heat in the Blood.
    • Expels summer heat with UB 40 & SP 10, for heat stroke add SI 3.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Useful for any blood circulation issue (raynaud's, anemia, etc.), skin problems (hives, itchiness), tennis elbow.  



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