PC 7

Acupuncture Point Theory

PC 7 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "PC 7" , 大陵, is represented by "Da Ling" in pinyin and "Great Mound" in english and may be found:

In the middle of 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:

  • Cooling heat that is effecting the Heart of a deficient or excess nature.
  • Clears Ying and Blood heat, fever deep in the body that is drying up fluids.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, combine with PC 5, PC 6 & SP 9.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Emotional issues, w/HT 7 for sweat issues (too much or too little), hot flashes.
  • Main treatment point of Spleen Sho pattern (with SP 3) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.


Pc 7 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore pc 7 functional groupings theory - Ghost Point and/or YuanLuo.

While not necessarily valid clinically, HT 7 (Tonify deficiencies of the HT Qi, Blood, Yin and …), LU 8 (Not as broad of an effect as LU 7, still useful f…) and LU 9 (Tonify LU Qi and Yin - cough, asthma, wheezing, S…) are nearby.

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