0.1–0.2 cun vertically or obliquely in a proximal direction or prick to bleed with a needle, lancet or three-edged needle.
As the Well-Jing point of the Small Intestine Channel, Shaoze SI-1 is often used to treat Exterior Wind-Heat invasion to the other end of the Channel (eg: neck and head). The typical symptoms are neck stiffness, headache, febrile diseases, fever, aversion to cold and tonsillitis.
Another important function of SI-1 is to open the Channel by removing the Obstructions. Therefore, it can ease a wide range of pain or stiffness in areas like the chest, Heart, neck, back, shoulder, arm, elbow or ribs.
Shaoze SI-1 clears Heat. Thus it treats red eyes, nosebleed, thirst and mouth ulcers. It also subdues Rebellious Qi so as to ease headache, dizziness, deafness, tinnitus and stiff tongue.
Finally, Shaoze SI-1 connects to the Heart Channel via a branch from Shaochong HE-9 of the little finger. It is indicated for some disorders in the Heart or epigastrium such as pain, distension and cold sensation around these area.
Actually for all the Channels that originates at the fingertip or toes, this principle applies. Their first point (Well-Jing) receive Qi and impact from the related Channels which terminate at the finger or toes.
For example, for all the Channels of the Hand (Yang starts while Yin ends):
For all the Channels of the Foot (Yin starts while Yang ends):