Small Intestine Meridian

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Small Intestine Meridian

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SI Meridian Student/Usage Information
  • Internal/External Pathways
    External branch begins at little finger
    Up the posterior aspect of the arm
    At shoulder blade a branch goes internal
    At the clavicle it enters the heart and goes down to the small intestine
    Meridian continues up to inner and outer canthus of the eyes
  • Measurements Needed
    Sternum -to- Coracoid Process = 6 cun
    Sternum -to- Acromion Process = 8 cun
    Axillary Fold -to- Cubital Crease = 9 cun
    Cubital Crease -to- Wrist Crease = 12 cun
    Thumb width = 1 cun
    Four fingers = 3 cun
  • Precautions - [all]
    SI 18 - No Moxa
  • Point Relationships
    Wrist - SI 5 - TH 4 - LI 5 || LU 9 - PC 7 - HT 7
    Elbow Points - SI 8 - TH 10 - LI 11 || LU 5 - PC 3 - HT 3
  • Additional Helpful Information
  • No finger or hand measurements on the lower arm
  • Cun Measurement Reminders:
    (Cun measurements points along the meridian)

    Yin Meridians || Upper Arm || Forearm
    LU 6, 5 || 7, 1.5, 1
    PC 7 || 5, 3, 2
    HT 3 || 1.5, 1, .5

    Yang Meridians || Forearm || Upper Arm
    LI 3, 5, 8, 9, 10 || *1, 3, 7
    TH 2, 3, 5, 7 || *1, 1, mid 11-13, -3 below TH 14
    SI 5 ||

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