Ling: mind Dao: pathway
The heart dominates the mind. Lingdao is in the depression on the raidal side of the tendon of m.flexor carpi ulnaris; it is like a pathway leading toward the mind.
Chinese Name: 靈道
English Name/Meaning: Spirit Path
Pinyin: líng dào
Han Geul 한글: young do 영도
Romaji: rei dō?
Vietnamese: Linh đạo
Lingdao is on the radial side of the tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris, 1.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.
- Opens the channel.
- Nourishes heart and calms the spirit.
- Strengthens the voice.
Indications of Lingdao:
- Heart problems: Chest pain, palpitations, cardiovascular problems.
- Calm “Shen”– Sadness, too much happiness, palpitation, depression, manic, poor concentration, very easily scared, poor memory, dream disturbed sleep.
- Throat disorders: sudden loss of voice, stiffness of tongue.
- Diseases of the sinews and bones: contraction of the elbow and arm; a freezing cold sensation deep within the marrow and bones.
Perpendicular insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun,
- Jing-river point, Metal point.
- Chest pain/tightness – angina, combine with P6. (Self-massage approx. 6-min./day starting soft → deeper. Do every day for 2 wks with a couple of days off. Research found improved ECG reports)
Avoid puncturing ulnar nerve.