PC 6

Acupuncture Point Theory

PC 6 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "PC 6" , 內關, is represented by "Nei Guan" in pinyin and "Inner Pass" in english and may be found:

2 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:

  • Similar to PC 3 but more for Chronic Heart symptoms from Qi stagnation.
  • Opens and relaxes the chest, chest tightness, asthma, angina, palpitations.
  • Insomnia a/or other spirit disorders of an excess or deficient nature, mania, nervousness, stress, poor memory.
  • Nausea, seasickness, motion sickness, vomiting, epigastric pain.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.


Pc 6 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore pc 6 functional groupings theory - Command Point, Extraordinary Master-Coupled and/or YuanLuo, or read all point categories and related theory.

While not necessarily valid clinically, HT 4 (Sudden loss of voice. Restless Zang Disorder (fl…) and LU 7 (Exterior Wind - body aches, chills/fever, runny n…) are nearby.

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