Small Intestine Channel of Hand Taiyang- An Introduction

Small Intestine Channel of Hand Taiyang
Small Intestine Channel of Hand Taiyang

Small Intestine Channel of Hand Taiyang 手太阳小肠经

Small intestine channel of hand taiyang originates from the ulnar side of the tip of the little finger. It goes along the ulnar side of the dorsum of the hand to the wrist, and emerges at the styloid process of the ulna. It then runs upward along the posterior border of the lateral aspect of the forearm, and passes between the olecranon of the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus. Ascending along the posterior border of the lateral aspect of the upper arm, it then reaches and emerges at the shoulder joint and proceeds in a zigzag course along the scapular region, arriving at the top of the shoulder. From there, it descends through the supraclavicular fossa and connects with the heart, going downwards along the esophagus, passing through diaphragm to the stomach, and finally ending at the small intestine.

A branch from the supraclavicular fossa ascends to cross the neck and cheek to the outer canthus of the eye, and finally turns and enters the ear. Another branch separates from the previous branch on the cheek and ascends to the zygomatic bone, reaching the site of nose. It finally terminates at the inner canthus to link with the Bladder Channel of Foot – Taiyang.

Indications of Small Intestine Channel of Hand Taiyang: Head, neck, ears, eyes and throat disease: Febrile diseases, Mental illness, and the conditions along the pathway of the channel.

Point No.     Name            Location
 

SI 1

 

Shao Ze 少泽

On the ulnar side of the little finger, approx. 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail.
 

SI 2

 

Qian Gu 前谷

On the ulnar border of hand, when a loose fist is made, distal to the 5th metacarpophalangeal joint, at the end of the transverse crease of the metacarpophalangeal joint, at the junction of red and white skin.
 

SI 3

 

Hou Xi 后溪

On the ulnar border of hand, when a loose fist is made, proximal to the 5th metacarpophalangeal joint, at the top of the transverse crease and the border of red and white skin.
 

SI 4

 

Wan Gu 腕骨

On the ulnar side of the palm, in the depression between the 5th metacarpal and the Hamate bone, at the junction of red and white skin.
SI 5Yang Gu 阳谷On the ulnar side of the wrist, in the depression between styloid process of ulna and triquetral bone.
 

SI 6

 

Yang Lao 养老

On the dorsal ulnar aspect of the forearm, in the depression on the radial side of the proximal end of the capitulum of the ulna.
 

SI 7

Zhi Zheng

支正

On the dorsal ulnar aspect of forearm, on the line connecting Yanggu (SI 5) and Xiaohai (SI 8) , 5 cun above the dorsal transverse crease of the wrist.
 

SI 8

 

Xiao Hai 小海

With the elbow flexed, in the depression between the olecranon of the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.
 

SI 9

 

Jian Zhen 肩贞

Posterior and inferior to the shoulder joint, when the arm is abducted 1 cun above the posterior end of the axillary fold.
 

SI 10

 

Nao Shu 臑俞

On the shoulder, directly above the posterior end of the axillary fold, in the depression inferior to the scapular spine.
 

SI 11

Tian Zhong

天宗

In the region of the scapula, in the depression of the centre of the subscapular fossa, level with the 4th thoracic vertebra.
 

SI 12

Bing Feng

秉风

In the region of scapula, in the centre of suprascapular fossa, directly above Tianzhong (SI 11), in the depression when the arm is lifted.
 

SI 13

 

Qu Yuan 曲垣

In the region of scapula, on the medial end of the suprascapular fossa, midpoint of the line between Naoshu (SI 10) and the spinous process of 2nd thoracic vertebra.
SI 14Jian Wai Shu

肩外俞

On the back, 3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebra.
SI 15Jian Zhong Shu

肩中俞

On the back, 2 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra.
 

SI 16

Tian Chuang

天窗

On the lateral aspect of neck, posterior border of the sternocleidomastoideus, posterior to Futu ( LI 18) and level with the Adam’s apple.
 

SI 17

Tian Rong

天容

On the lateral aspect of neck, posterior to the angle of mandible, in the depression of the anterior border of sternocleidomastoideus.
 

SI 18

Quan Liao

颧髎

On the face, directly below the outer canthus, in the depression on the lower border of the Zygomatic bone.
 

SI 19

Ting Gong

听宫

On the face, anterior to the tragus and posterior to the condyle of the mandible, in the depression formed when the mouth is open.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.