Heart Meridian Acupuncture Points

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Acupuncture Meridian - Heart

Point

Chinese

English

Function

Indications

HT1

ji quan

Highest Spring

Nourishes Heart yin, clears empty heat.

Pain in the costal and cardiac regions, scrofula, cold pain of the elbow and arm, dryness of the throat.

HT2

qing ling

Cyan Spirit

Frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessel, regulates Qi and blood.

Pain in the cardiac and hypochondriac regions, shoulder and arm.

HT3

shao hai

Lesser Sea

Removes obstructions from the channel, calms the mind, clears heat.

Cardiac pain, spasmodic pain and numbness of the hand and arm, tremor of the hand, scrofula, pain in the axilla and hypochondriac region.

HT4

ling dao

Spirit Pathway

Removes obstructions from the channel.

Cardiac pain, spasmodic pain of the elbow and arm, sudden loss of voice.

HT5

tong li

Penetrating the Interior

Calms the mind, tonifies Heart Qi, benefits the tongue, benefits the Bladder.

Palpitations, dizziness, blurring of vision, sore throat, sudden loss of voice, aphasia with stiffness of the tongue, stuttering, pain in the wrist and elbow.

HT6

yin xi

Yin Cleft

Nourishes Heart Yin, clears heat, stops sweating, calms the mind.

Cardiac pain, hysteria, night sweating, hemoptysis, epistaxis, sudden loss of voice.

HT7

shen men

Spirit Gate

Calms the mind, nourishes Heart blood, opens orifices.

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

HT8

shao fu

Lesser Mansion

Clears Heart fire, Heart empty heat, and Heart phlegm fire, calms the mind.

Palpitations, pain in the chest, spasmodic pain of the little finger, feverish sensation in the palm, enuresis, dysuria, pruritus of the external genitalia.

HT9

shao chong

Lesser Surge

Clears heat, subdues wind, opens the Heart orifices, relieves fullness, restores consciousness.

Palpitations, cardiac pain, pain in the chest and hypochondriac regions, mania, febrile diseases, loss of consicousness.

HT 1: ji quan / Highest Spring
Function: Nourishes Heart yin, clears empty heat.
Indications: Pain in the costal and cardiac regions, scrofula, cold pain of the elbow and arm, dryness of the throat.

HT 2: qing ling / Cyan Spirit
Function: Frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessel, regulates Qi and blood.
Indications: Pain in the cardiac and hypochondriac regions, shoulder and arm.

HT 3: shao hai / Lesser Sea
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, calms the mind, clears heat.
Indications: Cardiac pain, spasmodic pain and numbness of the hand and arm, tremor of the hand, scrofula, pain in the axilla and hypochondriac region.

HT 4: ling dao / Spirit Pathway
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel.
Indications: Cardiac pain, spasmodic pain of the elbow and arm, sudden loss of voice.

HT 5: tong li / Penetrating the Interior
Function: Calms the mind, tonifies Heart Qi, benefits the tongue, benefits the Bladder.
Indications: Palpitations, dizziness, blurring of vision, sore throat, sudden loss of voice, aphasia with stiffness of the tongue, stuttering, pain in the wrist and elbow.

HT 6: yin xi / Yin Cleft
Function: Nourishes Heart yin, clears heat, stops sweating, calms the mind.
Indications: Cardiac pain, hysteria, night sweating, hemoptysis, epistaxis, sudden loss of voice.

HT 7: shen men / Spirit Gate
Function: Calms the mind, nourishes Heart blood, opens orifices.
Indications: Cardiac pain, irritability, palpiation hysteria, amnesia, insomnia, mania, epilepsy, dementia, pain in the hypochondriac region, feverish sensation in the palm, yellowish sclera.

HT 8: shao fu / Lesser Mansion
Function: Clears Heart fire, Heart empty heat, Heart phlegm fire, calms the mind.
Indications: Palpitations, pain in the chest, spasmodic pain of the little finger, feverish sensation in the palm, enuresis, dysuria, pruritus of the external genitalia.

HT 9: shao chong / Lesser Surge
Function: Clears heat, subdues wind, opens the Heart orifices, relieves fullness, restores consciousness.
Indications: Palpitations, cardiac pain, pain in the chest and hypochondriac regions, mania, febrile diseases, loss of consciousness.