The acupuncture point "HT 7" , 神門, is represented by "Shen Men" in pinyin and "Spirit Gate" in english and may be found:
At the wrist crease, on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, between the ulna and the pisiform bones.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Ht 7 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
Explore ht 7 functional groupings theory - Shokanten - Nine Continent and/or YuanLuo, 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. HT7, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Heart Blood Deficiency, Heart Qi Deficiency, Heart Yang Deficiency and/or Heart Yin Deficiency
HT 7 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Angina, Anxiety, Fear, Insomnia, Manic Depression, Panic Attack and/or Sweat Problems
While not necessarily valid clinically, LU 9 (Tonify LU Qi and Yin - cough, asthma, wheezing, S…), PC 7 (Cooling heat that is effecting the Heart of a def…), SI 4 (Local point for shoulder, arm, hand and wrist pro…), SI 5 (Local point for the hand and wrist. Neck and sho…) and TH 4 (Dorsal wrist issues such as strains, sprains or s…) are nearby.
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