HT 7

Acupuncture Point Theory

HT 7 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

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:

  • Tonify deficiencies of the HT Qi, Blood, Yin and Yang.
  • Emotional issues, especially those with related sleep or thinking manifestations - insomnia, muddled thinking.
  • Heart and Phlegm fire leading to insomnia, anxiety, mania.
  • Physical responses to emotional stimuli - anxiety w/palpitations, nausea w/panic a/or fear.
  • Heart palpitations from any etiology as well as irregular heart beat, pounding heart, angina.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Emotional/Psychological issues, w/PC 7 for sweat problems (too much or too little).


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.

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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