Xiao: small Hai: sea
Xiao refers to the small intestine meridian, and this is the He-sea point of the meridian. When the Qi and blood arrive at Xiaohai, it is just like water flowing into the sea.
Chinese Name: 小海
English Name/Meaning: Small Sea
Pinyin: xiǎo hǎi
Han Geul 한글: so hae 소해
Romaji: shō kai
Vietnamese: Tiểu hải
In the depression between the tip of the olecranon process of the ulna and the tip of the medial epicondyle of the humerus.
- Removes obstructions from channel.
- Calms the mind.
- Resolves damp heat.
Indications of Xiaohai:
- Headache, swelling of the cheek, pain in the nape, shoulder, epilepsy, insomnia.
- Problems along SI channel – eyes (blurred vision, poor vision), shoulder, elbow, wrist.
- Local disorders: elbow pain, tennis elbow, gulfer’s elbow.
- Oblique insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.
- Perpendicular insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
- He-sea point.
- Son (reducing) point.
The ulnar nerve lies deep to this point.
Read about other points of Small Intestine Meridian:
SI1-Shaoze-少泽 SI2-Qiangu-前谷 SI3-Houxi-後溪 SI4-Wangu-腕骨 SI5-Yanggu-阳谷 SI6-Yanglao-养老 SI7-Zhizheng-支正 SI9-Jianzhen-肩贞 SI10-Naoshu-臑俞 SI11-Tianzhong-天宗 SI12-Bingfeng-秉風 SI13-Quyuan-曲垣 SI14-Jianwaishu-肩外俞 SI15-Jianzhongshu-肩中俞 SI16-Tianchuang-天窗 SI17-Tianrong-天容 SI18-Quanliao-颧髎 SI19-Tinggong-听宫