SJ 12 Acupuncture Point(Xiaoluo) belongs to the San Jiao Meridian of Hand-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for headache, toothache, neck pain and other pain syndromes,acupuncture 1 to 1.5 cun straight.

SJ 12 Acupuncture Point Location

Midway between SJ 11 point and SJ 13 point on line joining the olecranon and SJ 14 point.

xiaoluo point

What is the meaning of Xiaoluo

Xiaoluo:Xiao,dissolve, and consume. Luo,meaning lake. The name of “Xiaoluo” point means that the Qi of San Jiao Meridian turns into the water of the ground. The substance of this point is the heavy water-qi from SJ 11(Qinglenyuan) point. After reaching this point, the water-qi will turn into rain and fall to the ground,and forms a lake, hence the name.

SJ 12 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Obesity, headache, toothache.
  • stiff nape.
  • upper limb paralysis, arm pain, epilepsy, etc.


Headache, toothache, stiff nape, upper limb paralysis, arm pain, and epilepsy.

SJ 12 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

For pain

Cross hands, place one palm on the other arm, put four fingers together to apply pressure to SJ 12(Xiaoluo) point, one press and one release, 3 to 5 minutes each time, once in the morning and evening,which is helpful for clearing away heat and calming nerves, activating collaterals and relieving pain.

For obesity

The obesity takes the supine position, and the masseur stands beside him, first use the palms of both hands to press and massage the abdomen repeatedly that centering on Zhongwan points and Shenque points from top to bottom by clockwise rapidly for about 5 minutes, once a day, preferably bowel ringing, and distension. Then press SJ 12(Xiaoluo), Yunmen, Shengwei, Qihai, Guanyuan and other points for 1 minute each; finally takes the prone position, massage DianPishu and Weishu point. Once a day, every 7 days is a course,which can relieve obesity.

Moxibustion Therapy

Moxibustion on SJ 12 point for 5 to 10 minutes,or 3 to 5 unit.

SJ 12 point compatibility

Combined with Jianliao, Jianyu, Nuohui, and Qinglianyuan point to treat shoulder and arm pain, upper limb discomfort, and frozen shoulder.

Combined with Fengchi, Tianzhu point to tiff neck.

Combined with Dazhui, Jianzhongshu point to promote blood circulation and relieve pain, treat shoulder and arm pain;

Combined with Taiyang, Yintang point to treat headache;

Combined with Jianyu,Jianzhen, Jianzhen point to relax tendons and dredge collaterals, promotes blood circulation and relieve arm pain without lifting.