It receives and transforms food by separating the Pure from the Impure, with the Pure becoming bodily fluids and the Impure becoming urine - this function also operates on emotional, mental and spiritual levels.
This meridian is responsible for digestion, water absorption, nutrient absorption and bowel functions.
The Small Intestine Meridian starts from the tip of the little finger and crosses the wrist. It runs upwards along the posterior side of the forearm until it reaches the back of shoulder where it ends at the uppermost part of the back (the bottom of the neck). At this position, it travels externally across the neck and cheek until it reaches the outer corner of the eye and then ends in the ear.
Signs include bluish lips with white border, emaciation, profuse sweating, swellings of nodules, hemicrania, tinnitus, pain around the ear, and pain depressing the abdomen.
A feeling of mental deficiency due to inability to assimilate ideas, and insecurity. Forgetfulness, indecision, unclear thought process. Restlessness and difficulty in expressing emotions.
Healthy expressions are love, joy, warmth, vitality, excitement, memory, ability in making decisions, clarity of thought.
SI15 - Jianzhongshu - Cough, asthma, pain in the shoulder and back
SI14 - Jianwaishu - Pain or stiffness in the shoulder and back, cough, asthma
SI13 - Quyuan - Pain in the shoulder and scapular region
SI12 - Bingfeng - Pain in the shoulder and scapular region, aching and numbness of the upper extremities
SI11 - Tianzong - Pain in the shoulder and arm, asthma, cough, brest abscess
SI10 - Naoshu - Pain in the shoulder and arm
SI9 - Jianzhen - Pain in the shoulder and arm, tinnitus, deafness
SI5 - Yanggu - Neck pain, headache, redness, swelling and pain in the eyes, tinnitus, deafness, mania, epilepsy, pain of the hand and wrist
SI4 - Wangu - Jaundice, cataract, tinnitus, deafness, pain in the lumbar and leg, contracture of the fingers, pain in the wrist, weakness to hold things in the hand, pain and rigidity of the head and neck
SI3 - Houxi - Pain and rigidity of the head and neck, redness, swelling and pain in the eyes, sore throat, mania, pain in the lumbar and sacrum, acute spasm in the finger, elbow and arm, epilepsy, deafness
SI2 - Qiangu - Numbness of the fingers, fever, headache, tinnitus, deafness
SI1 - Shaoze - Apoplexy, loss of consciousness, insufficient lactation, sore throat
* Meridian Overview
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