SI 8 Acupuncture Point(Xiaohai) belongs to the Small Intestine Meridian of hand-taiyang, and which is used for elbow and arm pain, numbness, and epilepsy.

Location of SI 8 Acupuncture Point

Between the olecranon process of the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus, found with the elbow flexed.

xiaohai point

What is the meaning of Xiaohai

Xiaohai:Xiao,small,opposed to the big.Hai,refers to sea, the area covered by the blood-qi field in the acupoint is as vast as the sea. The name of “Xiaohai” means that the Qi of small intestine meridian converge here,and area is huge. The substance of this acupuncture point is from the Zhizheng acupoint, and after reaching this point, the Qi of the sky is gathered and forms of cloud-qi, covering a huge area like the sea,Hence the name.

What is SI 8 Acupuncture Point used for

Headache, rigidity nape, tinnitus, cheek swelling, elbow and arm pain, epilepsy, etc.

SI 8 Acupuncture Point therapy

Massage Therapy

Pinch Xiaohai acupoint with thumb for 100 to 200 times, it can treat forearm pain and numbness if long-term massage.

Moxibustion therapy

Mild moxibustion with moxa sticks for 5-20 minutes, once a day, it can improve cheek swelling, scabies and other diseases.

Gua Sha therapy

Scrape Xiaohai acupoint from top to bottom for 3 to 5 minutes, once every other day, to relieve tinnitus, deafness, madness, etc.

Acupoint Compatibility

Combined with Quchi, Shaohai, Jianshi, Yangxi and Yanggu points to treat madness.

Combined with Cuanzhu, Houding and Qiangjian points to treat epilepsy and upset.

Combined with Baihui, Shangxing, Fengfu, Fengchi and Cuanzhu to treat headaches.

Combined with Yinshi, Chengshan, Xialian, Fuliu and Zhongfeng points to treat lower abdominal pain.