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Neiguan PC6 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

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Neiguan PC6 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Neiguan PC6 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication
August 30
14:12 2018
Neiguan-PC6

Neiguan-PC6

Nomenclature:

Nei: medial Guan: Pass
Neiguan is at an important site on the medial aspect of the forearm, like a pass.

Location:

On the palmar side of the forearm, 2 cun above the transververse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting Quze(PC3) and Daling (PC7), and between the tendons of the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis

Functions:

  • Calms the Heart and Spirit (anxiety, insomnia).
  • Relaxes chest and regulates the qi ( moves qi and blood in chest, chest pain, heart problems).
  • Suppresses rebellious qi and stops vomiting.
  • Suppresses pain (stomach pain, chest pain).

Indications:

  • Neiguan is a luo connecting point, so it treats disorders of interior-exterior related zang fu organs.
  • Neuguan also treats disorders of regions reached by luo-connecting point.
  • Cardiac disorders: Cardiac pain, palpitations, oppression in the chest.
  • Treats psycho-emotional disorders: dizziness, insomnia, epilepsy, depression, fear, poor memory.
  • Stomach problems: Vomitting, hiccups, stomachache.
  • Local disorders: Spasm and pain in the elbow and arm.

Method:

Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 cun; avoid puncturing the median nerve.

Remark:

Luo-Connecting Point;
One of the Eight Confluent Points associating with the Yin Link Vessel.
Command point for heart, chest and epigastrium.
Calming point.

Read about other points of Pericardium Meridian:

PC1-Tianchi-天池      PC2-Tianquan-天泉     PC3-Quze-曲泽    PC4-Ximen-郄门  PC5-Jianshi-间使    PC7-Daling-大陵  PC8-Laogong-劳宫   PC9-Zhongchong-中冲

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