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Pericardium 2 (P2)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Tianquan, Celestial Spring

Location
2 cun below the level of the anterior axillary fold, between the two heads of muscle biceps brachii.

Indications
Cardiac pain, distension of the hypochondriac region, cough, pain in the chest, back and the medial aspect of the arm.

Traditional Action
Opens the chest and rectifies Qi, nourishes the Heart and calms the spirit, quickens the blood, transforms stasis, and relieves pain.

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.