Heart Meridian

Shaochong HT9 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method



Shao: Young Chong: Gushing
Shaochong is on the little finger on the Hand-Shaoyin Meridian, where the Qi of the meridian originates and gushes upwards along the meridian.


On the radial side of the little finger, approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail.

Indications of shaochong:

Opens cardiac orifices so help to revise consciousness: coma;
Clears heart and spirit: Cardiac pain, palpitation, Psychosis;
Removes pathogenic heat, so used in febrile disease to lower temperature.


Shallow puncture 0.1-0.2cun, or prick to induce bleeding.


Jing-well point.
Mother (reinforcing) point.
Exit point.

Read about other points of Pericardium Meridian:

HT1-Jiquan- 极泉   HT2-Qingling- 青灵   HT3-Shaohai-少海  HT4-Lingdao-灵道   HT5-Tongli-通里  HT6-Yinxi-阴郄  HT7-Shenmen-神门  HT8-Shaofu-少府


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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