HT 6

Acupuncture Point Theory

HT 6 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "HT 6" , 陰郄, is represented by "Yin Xi" in pinyin and "Yin Cleft" in english and may be found:

.5 cun above the wrist crease on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, on the HT 3 - HT 7 line.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Night sweats, Steaming Bone Disorders, tonify Yin and Blood.  Often used with SI 3 for nightsweats.
  • Acute chest and/or heart pain from Blood stasis.  Palpitations, although HT 5 may be better.
  • Acute emotional disturbances - mania, anxiety, shock, sudden loss of voice.
  • Counterflow qi - panic attacks, vomiting blood, nosebleeds.


Ht 6 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore ht 6 functional grouping theory - Xi Cleft.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. HT6, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Heart Blood Stagnation and/or Heart Yin Deficiency

HT 6 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Anxiety, Chest Pain, Manic Depression, Night Sweats (Sleep Hyperhidrosis), Nosebleed (Epistaxis), Palpitations, Panic Attack and/or Steaming Bone Disorder

While not necessarily valid clinically, SI 6 (Acute and Severe Pain, in the neck, shoulder a/or…) are nearby.

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