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Heart 07 (HT 7)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shenmen, Mind Door (Spirit Gate)

Location
At the ulnar end of the transverse crease of the wrist, in the depression on the radial side of the tendon of muscle flexor carpi ulnaris.

Indications
Cardiac pain, irritability, palpiation, hysteria, amnesia, insomina, mania, epilepsy, dementia, pain in the hypochondriac region, feverish sensation in the palm, yellowish sclera.

Traditional Action
Calsm the mind, nourishes Heart blood, opens orifices.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.