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Heart 6

Chinese Name: Yinxi (English translation: Yin Cleft)

Location:  On the palmar aspect of the forearm, the point is on the radial side of the tendon m. flexor carpi ulnaris, .5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Classification: Xi-Cleft point of the Heart Meridian

Indications:

  • Cardiac pain, palpitation due to fright
  • Hectic fever and night sweat
  • Hemoptysis, epistaxis, sudden loss of voice

Functions: Calms the Shen, clears deficiency Heat, nourishes Heart Yin, stops night sweating.

Notes: HT 6 is a very good point for Steaming Bone disorders and night sweating. A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun. 

 


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