Small Intestine SI

Small Intestine SI

Element
Ba Gua
Primary Function
Small intestine is important for communication with self and others and understanding self and others. No points on the SI channel are indicated for the digestive system. Its points have limited action on the SI fu. SI fu is closely associated with the SI channel’s lower He-Sea point, St39, and its Front Mu and Back Shu points.
Areas / Symptoms
Scapula
Brief Psychology
Expression Expressing the heart being understood
Primary functions
Clears heat swelling pain and fever along channel pathways pain arm armpit mouth teeth tongue nose cheek eyes ears Transforms phlegm and clears heat from heartBreast disorders.
Overview
Begins at little finger, ascends elbow and upper arm, through LI14, to posterior shoulder joint at SI10, zigzags the scapula, crosses to Gv14, intersects Bl41, Bl11, moves to the front of the body at St12, connects with the heart, intersects Cv17, passes through diaphragm and stomach, intersects Cv13, Cv12, and enters the Small Intestine. A branch ascends from St12 to the neck, cheek, and outer corner of the eye, meets with GB1, then to the ear, meeting GB11, SJ20, SJ22 and enters the ear at SI19. Another branch separates at the cheek ascends to SI18, along the nose to Bl1. Another branch descends to St39, the lower He-Sea point of the SI.
6 Channel Partner
Divergent Channel
Separates at the shoulder, enters the armpit, crosses the heart and descends to the abdomen to the small intestine.
Luo Connecting Channel
Begins at SI7, connects the Heart channel, ascends shoulder to connect with LI15.
Sinew Channel
Originates at the little finger, binds at wrist, medial condyle of humerus, armpit, mastoid process, enters ear and ascends around the ear, binds at the mandible, outer edge of eye and corner of head near St8.
Channel Meeting points
LI14, Gv14, Bl41, Bl11, St12, Cv17, Cv13, Cv12, GB1, Gb11, SJ20, SJ22, Bl1
Time of Day
1pm to 3pm
Role
The Body Guard of Small intestine is all about transformation. It empowers transformation to take place on all levels and in all aspects of life. If we need to transform physically, psychologically or spiritually the official of the small intestine will be involved. Being the Yang aspect of the heart it helps to communicate the heart message to the world and is heavily involved in listening and intuition. When an individual needs to transform (change) any aspect of their life or express the heart desire with the world the Small Intestine official will be involved. It will assist indifferent forms of communication especially listening.
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Cutaneous region

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Key aspects

  • Scapula, elbow, eyes (connects with Bl1)
  • Enters the ear – can be used for hearing and earache
  • Has links with Governing Vessel and can be used to treat the back
  • Fever (fire)
  • Can be used to treat breasts, epilepsy and psychosis

Acupuncture Points

PointSpecial PointBalancesBalance for:
SI-1
Key PointJing Well
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
SI-2
Ying Spring
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
SI-3
Master PointKey PointShu Stream
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationOriginal Qi
SI-4
Key PointYuan Point
QiLingEmotionsHatredLoveCompassionSelf-possessedin-charge
SI-5
Jing River
Virtue Negative Aspects of Self intimacy openness warm protected spontaneous control connection propriety (appropriate action) self mastery social interaction propriety external connection balance understanding of others understood by others discernment communication insight receptive valuable connected with heaven acting rightly pure inspired self worth letting go acknowledged alone sufficiency - having enough non-attached wisdom to treat myself well wisdom overcoming fear will driven clever able to rest full of life concentration focus meeting needs inside integrating myself into the wider world altruism reciprocity adaptability nourished understand myself true giving integrity interested in others adaptable giving and receiving self-esteem vision planning benevolent patient free flexible choice guarded vulnerable isolated unsafe betrayed hurt pained controllingJing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
SI-6
Xi-CleftKey Point
Toxic Emotions Fear Withdrawal Anger Frustration Lack of joy Embarrassment Hurt Sympathy (Excess sensitivity) Grief Disconnect Guilt Paranoia Disconnected Resentment Confused Bitterness Shame Defensive Disgust Disdain Worthless Immobilised Pointless Secrecy Intimidating Aloof Passive aggression Seething Always looking for a new answer Lying Sarcastic Teasing Blush and hide React and push back Prickly Ingratiation Complaining Direct people to be happy Superior Snide Push people away Lack of inspiration Futilepain acute conditions
SI-7
Key PointLuo Point
Toxic Emotions Fear Withdrawal Anger Frustration Lack of joy Embarrassment Hurt Sympathy (Excess sensitivity) Grief Disconnect Guilt Paranoia Disconnected Resentment Confused Bitterness Shame Defensive Disgust Disdain Worthless Immobilised Pointless Secrecy Intimidating Aloof Passive aggression Seething Always looking for a new answer Lying Sarcastic Teasing Blush and hide React and push back Prickly Ingratiation Complaining Direct people to be happy Superior Snide Push people away Lack of inspiration FutileEmotionsCommunicationUnderstoodRejected
SI-8
He Sea
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
SI-9
SI-10
accomplish things new things express heart express ourselves break habits freely express ourselves
SI-11
Key Point
SI-12
SI-13
SI-14
SI-15
SI-16
Key Point
For Brainhead and throatcoughvomiting and headachewhere there is disharmony between Qi of body and headFor people not connected to their body or feelings.Body connection
SI-17
For Brainhead and throatcoughvomiting and headachewhere there is disharmony between Qi of body and headFor people not connected to their body or feelings.Body connection
SI-18
Key Point
SI-19
Spirit PointKey Point
listen to heart intuitionActivate SocNSOveractive SNSOveractive PNS