Acupuncture Meridian Pathways & Point Locations
Small Intestine Meridian Pathway & Point Locations
The Hand Greater Yang (Tai Yang) of the Small Intestine 19 points
The small intestine channel of the Hand-Taiyang starts at the ulnar aspect of the tip of the little finger, and travels along the ulnar border of the hand dorsum upward to the posterior border of the lateral aspect of the upper arm. It passes through the cubital region curving around the scapular region. Then turning downward to the supraclavicular fossa and ascends to the neck. Travels up to the cheek going through the outer canthus of the eye, and ends anterior to the tragus of the ear.
0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the ulnar side of the little finger.
With a loose fist made the point is found on the ulner side of the fifth digit, in the depression distal to the metacarpophalangeal joint, at the junction of the red and white skin.
With a loose fist made, In the depression proximal to the head of the fifth metacarpal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.
On the ulnar edge of the palm, in the depression between the fifth metacarpal bone and the hamate and pisiform bones.
Near the ulnar end of the transverse wrist crease on the dorsal side of the hand in a depression between the styloid process of the ulna and the triquetral bone.
On the dorsal side of the wrist, in the bony cleft on the radial side of the styloid process of the ulna.
5 cun above SI5 on a line connecting SI 5 and SI8, between the anterior border of the ulna and flexor carpi ulnaris muscle.
With elbow flexed, in a depression between the olecranon process of the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.
With arm abducted, 1 cun above the posterior end of the axillary fold, posterior and inferior to the shoulder joint.
With arm abducted, directly above SI9 in a depression inferior to scapular spine.
In the depression of the the infrascapular fossa, one-third the distance between the lower border of the scapular spine and the inferior angle of the scapula, approximately level with T4 spinous process.
Above SI11 in the center of the suprascapular fossa, in a depression when arm is lifted.
On the medial extremity of the suprascapular fossa, about midway between SI10 and the spinous process of T2.
3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of T1 (GV 13).
2 cun lateral from the posterior midline below the spinous process of C7 (GV 14).
On lateral neck posterior to SCM, posterior and superior to LI18 level with the adams apple.
Posterior to the angle of the mandible in a depression on the anterior border of the SCM.
Directly below the outer canthus of the eys in a depression on the lower border of the zygoma. Contraindicated to moxabustion!
Anterior to the tragus and posterior to the condyloid process of the mandible in a depression formed when mouth is opened.