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Heart 4

Chinese Name: Lingdao (English translation: Spirit Path)

Location:  On the palmar aspect of the forearm, the point is on the radial side of the tendon m. flexor carpi ulnaris, 1.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Classification: Jing-River point of the Heart Meridian

Indications:

  • Cardiac pain, sudden loss of voice.

Functions: Calms the Shen, benefits the voice, benefits the muscles and sinews.

Notes: Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun. 

 


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