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Pericardium 4 (P4)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Ximen, Xi-Cleft Door

Location
5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on the lie conecting Quze (P3) and Daling (P7), between the tendons of muscle palmaris longus and muscle flexor carpi radialis.

Indications
Cardiac pain, palpitation, epistaxis, hematemesis, hemoptysis chest pain, furuncle, epilepsy.

Traditional Action
Removes obstructions from the channel, stops pain, calms the Heart, opens the chest, regulates blood, cools the blood, strengthens 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.