Si 1 Acupuncture Point

Small intestine 1, Abbreviated as Si 1, Transliterated Shaoze in Chinese, Lesser Marsh in English.

Si 1 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the ulnar side of the distal phalanx of the little finger, about 0.1 cun (finger cun) distance from the corner of the nail.

Si 1 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Febrile diseases, apoplexy, loss of consciousness
  • Insufficient lactation, acute mastitis
  • Sore throat, conjunctivitis, headache

Si 1 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Resuscitates, promotes lactation, opens orifices, clears Heat.


Jing-Well point of the Small Intestine Meridian


Si 1 is an empirical point for insufficient lactation. Jing-Well points are where the qi bubbles up. Jing-Well points are indicated to revive consciousness. Jing-Well points are known to treat fullness below the Heart and clear Heat.