Small Intestine Meridian

Zhizheng SI7 :Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Zhi: Divergence Zheng: regular meridian
The collateral of the small intestine meridian diverges from this point (Zhizheng)  to the heart meridian.

Point: SI-7
Chinese Name: 支正
English Name/Meaning: Branch of Upright
Pinyin: zhī zhèng
Han Geul 한글: ji jeong 지정
Romaji: shi sei(?)
Vietnamese: Chi chính


On the dorsal ulnar aspect of the forearm, on the line connecting Yanggu ( SI5 ) and Xiaohai ( SI8 ), 5 cun above the dorsal transverse crease of the wrist.

Indications of zhizheng:

  • The point is beneficial for problems along SI channel as it enhances the flow of qi – eyes (blurred vision, poor vision), shoulder, elbow, wrist.
  •  Also calms mind so is used for Psychosis;
  • Febrile disease;
  • Local disorder: Aching pain in the elbow and arm.


Puncture perpendicularly or obliquely 0.5-0.8 cun.


Luo-Connecting Point.

Significant combination:

Combination of yuan-source and luo-connecting point:
HT 7 and SI 7: HT 7 is the principal point on the Heart channel to calm and regulate the spirit, and this is complemented by the strong action SI 7 has on treating psycho-emotional disorders.

Read about other points of Small Intestine Meridian:

SI1-Shaoze-少泽      SI2-Qiangu-前谷       SI3-Houxi-後溪     SI4-Wangu-腕骨     SI5-Yanggu-阳谷       SI6-Yanglao-养老      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.