Pericardium Meridian Acupuncture Points

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Acupuncture Meridian - Pericardium

Point

Chinese

English

Function

Indications

PC1

tian chi

Celestial Pool

Opens the chest and rectifies Qi, suppresses cough and calms dyspnea, diffuses the Lung and clears heat.

Suffocating sensation in the chest, pain in the hypochondriac region, swelling and pain of the axillary region.

PC2

tian quan

Celestial Spring

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

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

PC3

qu ze

Marsh at the Bend

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

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

PC 4

xi men

Cleft Gate

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

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

PC5

jian shi

Intermediary Courier

Resolves phlegm in Heart, regulates Heart Qi, opens chest, regulates Stomach heat.

Cardiac pain, palpitation, stomach ache, vomiting, febrile diseases, irritability, malaria, mental disorders, epilepsy, swelling of axilla, contracture of elbow and arm.

PC6

nei guan

Inner Pass

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

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.

PC7

da ling

Great Mound

Calms the mind, clears heat.

Cardiac pain, palpitation, stomach ache, vomiting, mental disorders, epilepsy, stuffy chest, pain in the hypochondriac region, convulsion, insomnia, irritability, foul breath.

PC8

lao gong

Palace of Toil

Clears Heart fire, calms the mind.

Cardiac pain, mental disorders, epilepsy, gastritis, foul breath, fungus infection of the hand and foot, vomiting, nausea.

PC9

zhong chong

Central Hub

Clears heat, restores consciousness, expels wind.

Cardiac pain, palpitation, loss of consciousness, aphasia with stiffness and swelling of tongue, febrile diseases, heat stroke, convulsion, feverish sensation in the palm.

PC 1: tian chi / Celestial Pool
Function: Opens the chest and rectifies Qi, suppresses cough and calms dyspnea, diffuses the Lung and clears heat.
Indications: Suffocating sensation in the chest, pain in the hypochondriac region, swelling and pain of the axillary region.

PC 2: tian quan / Celestial Spring
Function: Opens the chest and rectifies Qi, nourishes the Heart and calms the spirit, quickens the blood, transforms stasis, relieves pain.
Indications: Cardiac pain, distension of the hypochondriac region, cough, pain in the chest, back and the medial aspect of the arm.

PC 3: qu ze / Marsh at the Bend
Function: Pacifies the Stomach, clears heat, cools blood, expels fire-poison, opens the orifices, stops convulsions, moves blood and dispels stasis, calms the mind.
Indications: Cardiac pain, palpitation, febrile diseases, irritability, stomach ache, vomiting, pain in the elbow and arm, tremor of the hand and arm.

PC 4: xi men / Cleft Gate
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, stops pain, calms the Heart, opens the chest, regulates blood, cools the blood, strengthens the mind.
Indications: Cardiac pain, palpitation, epistaxis hematemesis, hemoptysis chest pain, furuncle, epilepsy.

PC 5: jian shi / Intermediary Courier
Function: Resolves phlegm in Heart, regulates Heart Qi, opens chest, regulates Stomach heat.
Indications: Cardiac pain, palpitation, stomach ache, vomiting, febrile diseases, irritability, malaria, mental disorders, epilepsy, swelling of axilla, contracture of elbow and arm.

PC 6: nei guan / Inner Pass
Function: Opens the chest, regulates Heart Qi and blood, regulates and clears the Triple Energizer, calms the mind, regulates the terminal yin, harmonizes the Stomach.
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 the elbow and arm.

PC 7: da ling / Great Mound
Function: Calms the mind, clears heat.
Indications: Cardiac pain, palpitation, stomach ache, vomiting, mental disorders, epilepsy, stuffy chest, pain in the hypochondriac region, convulsion, insomnia, irritability, foul breath.

PC 8: lao gong / Palace of Toil
Function: Clears Heart fire, calms the mind.
Indications: Cardiac pain, mental disorders, epilepsy, gastritis, foul breath, fungus infection of the hand and foot, vomiting, nausea.

PC 9: zhong chong / Central Hub
Function: Clears heat, restores consciousness, expels wind.
Indications: Cardiac pain, palpitation, loss of consciousness, aphasia with stiffness and swelling of tongue, febrile diseases, heat stroke, convulsion, feverish sensation in the palm.