Heart 05 (HT 5)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Tongli, Inner Communication
When the palm faces upward, the point is on the radial side of the tendon of m. flexor carpi ulnaris, 1 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.
Palpitations, dizziness, blurring of vision, sore throat, sudden loss of voice, aphasia with stiffness of the tongue, stuttering, pain in the wrist and elbow.
Calms the mind, tonifies Heart Qi, opens into the tongue, benefits the Bladder.
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