PC 5

Acupuncture Point Theory

PC 5 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "PC 5" , 間使, is represented by "Jian Shi" in pinyin and "Intermediary Courier" in english and may be found:

3 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:

  • Phlegm issues effecting the chest, heart, lungs a/or throat.
  • Heat disorders effecting the heart, chest pain, restlessness, insomina, red tongue tip.
  • Sudden heart pain, angina.
  • Wheezing with phlegm that you can feel and hear, combine with CV 22.
  • Distal point for enlarged thyroid.


Pc 5 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

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