Pericardium Meridian - Hand Jue Yin - General Information

  • Internal/External Pathways
    Originates in the Chest
    Enters the pericardium
    Descends through the diaphragm to the abdomen
    Connecting with the Triple Heater
    Another branch emerges at PC 1
  • Measurements Needed
    Sternum -to- Coracoid Process = 6 cun
    Sternum -to- Acromion Process = 8 cun
    Axillary Fold -to- Cubital Crease = 9 cun
    Cubital Crease -to- Wrist Crease = 12 cun
    Nipple -to- PC 1 = 1 cun
    Anterior Midline -to- PC 1 = 5 cun
    Root of Breast = 5th Intercostal Space
  • Precautions - [all]
    PC 1 - NDN
  • Point Relationships
    Wrist - SI 5 - TH 4 - LI 5 || LU 9 - PC 7 - HT 7
    Elbow Points - SI 8 - TH 10 - LI 11 || LU 5 - PC 3 - HT 3
  • Additional Helpful Information
  • No finger or hand measurements on the lower arm
  • Cun Measurement Reminders:
    (Cun measurements points along the meridian)

    Yin Meridians || Upper Arm || Forearm
    LU  6, 5 || 7, 1.5, 1
    PC  7 || 5, 3, 2
    HT  3 || 1.5, 1, .5

    Yang Meridians || Forearm || Upper Arm
    LI  3, 5, 8, 9, 10 || *1, 3, 7
    TH  2, 3, 5, 7 || *1, 1, mid 11-13, -3 below TH 14
    SI  5 ||
  • Japanese Acupuncture Point Location
    PC 6 is located on the ulnar side of the Palmaris longus tendon. It is less than 2 cun proximal to the wrist crease, and usually shows distinctive pressure pain.

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

Pericardium Meridian Links

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