Acupuncture Points On The Pericardium Meridian

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Acupuncture Points On The Pericardium Meridian

Click to view detailed clinical information for any of the points along the pericardium meridian. You will find location information, relationships, clinical applications, precautions and more.

If you are a student, or if you simply want to see all of the point locations and functions in one place, view our pericardium meridian acupuncture point "flash" cards - study tool section.


PC Point of the Day

Intermediary Courier (PC5)pc5
  • 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 Meridian Student/Usage Information
  • Internal/External Pathways
    Originates in the Chest
    Enters the pericardium
    Descends through the diaphragm to the abdomen
    Connecting with the Triple Heater
    Another branch emerges at PC 1
  • Measurements Needed
    Sternum -to- Coracoid Process = 6 cun
    Sternum -to- Acromion Process = 8 cun
    Axillary Fold -to- Cubital Crease = 9 cun
    Cubital Crease -to- Wrist Crease = 12 cun
    Nipple -to- PC 1 = 1 cun
    Anterior Midline -to- PC 1 = 5 cun
    Root of Breast = 5th Intercostal Space
  • Precautions - [all]
    PC 1 - NDN
  • Point Relationships
    Wrist - SI 5 - TH 4 - LI 5 || LU 9 - PC 7 - HT 7
    Elbow Points - SI 8 - TH 10 - LI 11 || LU 5 - PC 3 - HT 3
  • Additional Helpful Information
  • No finger or hand measurements on the lower arm
  • Cun Measurement Reminders:
    (Cun measurements points along the meridian)

    Yin Meridians || Upper Arm || Forearm
    LU 6, 5 || 7, 1.5, 1
    PC 7 || 5, 3, 2
    HT 3 || 1.5, 1, .5

    Yang Meridians || Forearm || Upper Arm
    LI 3, 5, 8, 9, 10 || *1, 3, 7
    TH 2, 3, 5, 7 || *1, 1, mid 11-13, -3 below TH 14
    SI 5 ||
  • Japanese Acupuncture Point Location
    PC 6 is located on the ulnar side of the Palmaris longus tendon. It is less than 2 cun proximal to the wrist crease, and usually shows distinctive pressure pain.

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