Pericardium Meridian Acupuncture Points

    Acupuncture Meridian - Pericardium

    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.

    Point

    Chinese

    English

    Function

    Indication

    PC 1

    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.

    PC 2

    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.

    PC 3

    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.

    PC 5

    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.

    PC 6

    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.

    PC 7

    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.

    PC 8

    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.

    PC 9

    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.