PC 4

Acupuncture Point Theory

PC 4 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "PC 4" , 郄門, is represented by "Xi Men" in pinyin and "Xi Cleft Gate" in english and may be found:

5 cun above the wrist crease between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis.


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

  • Acute palpitations, angina.
  • Acute heat in the Blood, coughing or vomiting of Blood, bleeding hemorrhoids.
  • Spirit disorders typically due to Blood stasis, yin spirit problems, depression, fear of people, grief.


Pc 4 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore pc 4 functional grouping theory - Xi Cleft, or read all point categories and related theory.

While not necessarily valid clinically, LI 7 (Xi Cleft Point useful for pain due to stagnation …), LU 6 (Xi Cleft Point - for Acute attacks of OPI's, usua…) and SI 7 (Local point for pain and/or strength/control issu…) are nearby.

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