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English: Small Sea
Also Known As: Small Intestine Sea
  • In the depression between the tip of the olecranon process of the ulna and the tip of the medial epicondyle of the humerus.
  • With the elbow flexed, this point is located halfway between the olecranon of the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.
  • Oblique distal or proximal insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Perpendicular insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
  • Caution: the ulnar nerve lies deep to this point.
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Straight insertion 0.5 to 0.8 cun.
  • He-Sea point
  • Earth point
  • Sedation point
  • Clears Heat
  • Dissipates swelling
  • Calms the Shen
  • Activates the channel
  • Alleviates pain
  • Relieves Damp-Heat
  • Removes obstruction from the channel
  • Scrofula
  • Swelling and pain of the throat
  • Swelling and pain of the axilla and elbow
  • Pain in the axilla and lower abdomen
  • Pain below the navel
  • Swelling of the cheek
  • Swelling of the chin to the cheek
  • Swelling of the gums
  • Pain in the gums and teeth
  • Toothache
  • Tooth decay
  • Wind dizziness
  • Wind dizziness with headache
  • Eye dizziness
  • Headache
  • Deafness
  • Yellow eyes
  • Malaria
  • Lumbar pain radiating to the hypogastrium
  • Neuralgia of the lumbar region
  • Seizures
  • Convulsions
  • Pain and stiffness of the elbow and arm
  • Tinnitus
  • Acute swelling of the glands of the neck
  • Bi syndrome of the elbow and neck
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Trembling
  • Neuralgia or paralysis of the ulnar nerve
  • Pain in the nape and lateroposterior aspect of the shoulder and arm
  • Pain in the shoulder, scapula, elbow and lateroposterior aspect of the arm
  • Neuralgia of the shoulder
  • Arthritis of the elbow joint
  • Epicondylitis
  • Insensitivity of the arm
  • Blepharitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Sheep epilepsy *
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Clonic spasm
  • Mad walking
  • Madness
  • The patient runs like a madman
  • Agitation of the Heart
  • Pain in the neck
  • Pain in the neck radiating to the elbow
  • Pain of the scapula
  • Pain of the poster-lateral aspect of the shoulder
  • Pain of the upper arm and elbow
  • Pain in the chin, neck, shoulder, arm and elbow
  • Inability to raise the four limbs
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Vertigo
  • Neck and shoulder stiffness, inflammation and pain
  • Pain in the nape and submandibular region
  • Eye dizziness
  • Parotitis
  • Shivering
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Gingivitis
  • Psychosis
  • Chorea (St. Vitis Dance)
  • Fever with chills
  • Spasms and paralysis of the upper arm and neck
  • Swelling of the neck
  • Painful tumor of the neck with shivering
  • Rheumatism
  • Fever with a sensation of Cold
  • Yellow sclera




Contraction of the elbow

Pain of the gums

Epileptic convulsions

Mad walking

Inability to sleep

Agitation of the Heart

  • This point is used relatively infrequently.
  • This is a first aid point for hemorrhage.
  • This point can be used when the whole body (physical, mental and spiritual) is dulled.
  • For disorders of the Small Intestine, use ST-39 Xiajuxu, the Lower He-Sea point of the Small Intestine.
  • *In "sheep epilepsy ", the patients bleat like a sheep and seek out water to attempt to drown themselves.