Pericardium Meridian Acupuncture Points Study

Locations and Functions Flash Cards

Pericardium Meridian Acupuncture Points Study - Location and Functions "Flash Cards"

Our site currently has acupuncture point location and function information for the 9 points along the pericardium meridian. You can use the following list of "flash cards" as a study tool by viewing the name, seeing if you remember the point location and/or functions, then clicking on the "location" or "functions" tab to check your answer.

To view all locations and/or all functions at once, use the "show/hide" buttons below.

1 cun lateral to the nipple in the 4th ICS.
  • Window of the Sky Point, opens the chest - fullness, counterflow qi, cough with phlegm.
  • Headache, blurred vision, axillary sweating, malarial disorders, difficulty moving the limbs.
  • Breast disorders, breast abscess, insufficient lactation.

2 cun below the end of the anterior axillary fold between the two heads of the biceps brachii muscle.
  • Opens the chest and invigorates the blood¬†- cardiac pain / angina, cough, localized pain in the chest / shoulder area.
  • Calms the spirit - palpitations.

On the transverse cubital crease on the ulnar side of the biceps brachii tendon.
  • Chronic angina -¬†palpitations, anxiety, panic attacks, sensation of "pounding" heart particularly in the upper abdominal area.
  • Tremors of the hand a/or arm, Parkinson's disease - localized pain in the elbow and arm.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, "sudden turmoil disease" - vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Clears Ying Stage Heat - summer-heat stroke, other heat disease.

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

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

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

In the middle of the wrist crease between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis.
  • 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.

At the center of the palm between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones closer to the radial side of the 3rd, where the tip of the middle finger falls when a loose fist is made.
  • Excess heat conditions, more cooling than PC 7 which can be used for heat from an excess or deficient issue.
  • Heat in the mouth, mouth or tongue ulcers, cold sores from Heart or Stomach Fire.
  • Cools Ying and Blood stage heat, fevers with damage to the yin.
  • Cools the Blood, blood in the stool or urine, nosebleeds.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Important point for qi gong healing, can increase internal energy by placing PC 8 on GV 20.

In the center of the tip of the middle finger.
  • Jing Well Point for clearing heat in the Heart.
  • Stiff tongue, speech disorders, especially those arising after a stroke.
  • Restoring consciousness.

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