PC 3

Acupuncture Point Theory

PC 3 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "PC 3" , 曲澤, is represented by "Qu Ze" in pinyin and "Marsh at the Bend" in english and may be found:

On the transverse cubital crease on the ulnar side of the biceps brachii tendon.


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

  • Chronic angina - palpitations, anxiety, panic attacks, sensation of "pounding" heart particularly in the upper abdominal area.
  • Tremors of the hand a/or arm, Parkinson's disease - localized pain in the elbow and arm.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, "sudden turmoil disease" - vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Clears Ying Stage Heat - summer-heat stroke, other heat disease.


Pc 3 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore pc 3 functional grouping theory - Five Shu, or read all point categories and related theory.

PC 3 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Angina, Anxiety, Diarrhea, Heat Stroke, Palpitations and/or Vomiting

While not necessarily valid clinically, HT 3 (Pain, numbness, tremors, etc. of the lower arms a…), LU 5 (He Sea Point - useful for counterflow Qi/diarrhea…) and SI 8 (Elbow problems, swelling, trembling, pain, numbne…) are nearby.

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