Small Intestine Meridian

Shaoze SI1 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Shao: Young    ze: Marsh
Shaoze is located on the little finger, just where the qi of the meridian originates; it it like a small marsh.

Point: SI-1
Chinese Name: 少泽
Name: Shaoze
English Name/Meaning: Lesser Marsh
Pinyin: shào zé
Han Geul 한글: so taek 소택
Romaji:shō taku
Vietnamese: Thiếu trạch


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

Indications of Shaoze:

  • The point Shaoze clears heat, restores consciousness and rescuing collapse : coma, fainting and collapse from windstroke or high fever.
    Also treats shen disorders: mania, depression, anxiety.
  • The point Shaoze Treats the uppermost reaches of the channels: headache, dizziness, red eyes, nosebleed, deafness, tinnitus, throat painful obstruction, curled tongue, stiff tongue, heat in the mouth, erosion of the mouth, mouth ulcers and drooling.
  • Also treats fullness below the Heart: cold sensation below the Heart, agitation with Heart pain, oppression and pain of the chest and pain of the lateral costal region.
  • Also useful for various breast problems: Mastitis, one of the best point for  insuffor insufficient.


Puncture shallow 0.1cun or prick to induce bleeding


Jing-Well Point

Read about other points of Small Intestine Meridian:

SI2-Qiangu-前谷       SI3-Houxi-後溪     SI4-Wangu-腕骨     SI5-Yanggu-阳谷       SI6-Yanglao-养老         SI7-Zhizheng-支正      SI8-Xiaohai-小海    SI9-Jianzhen-肩贞        SI10-Naoshu-臑俞       SI11-Tianzhong-天宗 SI12-Bingfeng-秉風            SI13-Quyuan-曲垣        SI14-Jianwaishu-肩外俞           SI15-Jianzhongshu-肩中俞         SI16-Tianchuang-天窗         SI17-Tianrong-天容       SI18-Quanliao-颧髎         SI19-Tinggong-听宫


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.