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Pericardium 6 (P6)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Neiguan, Inner Gate

Location

2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, between the tendons of muscle palmaris longus and muscle flexor radialis.


Indications

Cardiac pain, palpitation, stuffy chest, pain in the hypochondriac region, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, hiccups, mental disorders, epilepsy, insomnia, febrile diseases, irritability, malaria, contracture and pain in elbow and arm.

Traditional Action

Opens the chest, regulates Heart Qi and blood, regulates and clears the Triple Burner, calms the mind, regulates the Terminal Yin, harmonizes the Stomach.

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.