Xiaohai SI-8

Chinese: 小海

Pinyin: Xiǎo Hǎi


Between the olecranon of the ulna and the medial epicondyle of the humerus. 

How to locate

Flex the elbow, Xiaohai SI-8 is located on the line connecting the tip of the olecranon and the tip of the medial epicondyle, at the depression between these two bony protrusions. 

Main actions

  1. Opens the Channel
  2. Removes Damp-Heat


0.3–0.5 cun vertically or obliquely with or against the flow of the channel.

Caution: The ulnar nerve is located in this depression. 

Commentary for Xiaohai SI-8

Like any Sea-He points of the three Hand Yang Channels, Xiaohai SI-8 is able to remove Damp-Heat. Therefore, it can treat various acute swellings such as the neck glands, cheek, gums, parotitis or yellow eyes. 

Like many of its neighbor Small Intestine Channel points, it can also open the Channel by removing Obstruction. It is especially effective in treating the Painful Obstruction Syndrome of the elbow and neck.