HT 1

Acupuncture Point Theory

HT 1 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

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:

  • Regulate Qi flow from the torso to the arm and vice versa - cold, numbness, pain in shoulder a/or arm.
  • Pain in the cardiac region - heart pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, anxiety, palpitations.
  • Frozen shoulder.
  • Pain a/or distention of the upper thoracic area.

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:

Explore ht 1 functional grouping theory - Entry Exit Point, or read all point categories and related theory.

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.

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