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Pericardium 3 (P3)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Quze, Marsh at the Bend

Location
On the transverse cubital crease, at the ulnar side of the tendon of muscle biceps brachii.

Indications
Cardiac pain, palpitation, febrile diseases, irritability, stomach ache, vomiting, pain in the elbow and arm, tremor of the hand and arm.

Traditional Action
Pacifies the Stomach, clears heat, cools blood, expels fire-poison, opens the orifices, stops convulsions, moves blood and dispels stasis, calms the mind.

Contraindications


References:

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

OíConnor, 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.