(SI) Small Intestine Meridian - Graphic

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.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the ulnar side of the little finger With a loose fist made, ulnar end of the crease, distal to the 5th metacarpalphalangeal joint at the junction of the red and white skin With a loose fist made, ulnar end of distal palmar crease proximal to the 5th metacarpal phalangeal joint at the junction of the red and white skin Ulnar side of the palm in a depression between the base of the 5th metacarpal joint and the hamate bone 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 With palm facing chest, dorsal to the head of the ulna in the bony cleft on the radial side of the styloid process of the ulna 5 cun proximal to the dorsal crease of the wrist on SI 8 - SI 5 line 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 SI 9 in a depression inferior to scapular spine On the scapula in a depression in the center of the infrascapular fossa at the junction of the upper and middle third between the lower border of the scapular spine and the inferior angle of the scapula, approximately level with T4 On the scapula in a depression in the center of the infrascapular fossa at the junction of the upper and middle third between the lower border of the scapular spine and the inferior angle of the scapula, approximately level with T4 Directly above SI 11 in the center of the suprascapular fossa (in a depression when arm is lifted) Medial extremity of the suprascapular fossa midway between SI 10 and the spinous process of T2 Medial extremity of the suprascapular fossa midway between SI 10 and the spinous process of T2 3 cun lateral to the spinous process of T1 (GV 13) 2 cun lateral from the posterior midline below the spinous process of C7 (GV 14) 2 cun lateral from the posterior midline below the spinous process of C7 (GV 14) On lateral neck posterior to SCM and LI 18 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 ** No Moxa ** Anterior to the tragus and posterior to the condyloid process of the mandible in a depression formed when mouth is opened terms of use

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

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