The acupuncture point "HT 1" , 極泉, is represented by "Ji Quan" in pinyin and "Highest Spring" in english and may be found:
In the center of the axilla on the radial side of the axillary artery.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
HT 1 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Avoid Artery (AA)
Ht 1 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. HT1, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Heart Blood Stagnation
HT 1 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder), Anxiety, Chest Pain, Heart Disease, Palpitations and/or Shoulder Pain
While not necessarily valid clinically, LI 15 (Shoulder Disorders, rotator cuff injuries, adhesi…), PC 1 (Window of the Sky Point, opens the chest - fullne…), PC 2 (Opens the chest and invigorates the blood - cardi…), SI 9 (Local point for shoulder and arm pain and/or move…) and TH 14 (Shoulder problems, especially those involving the…) are nearby.