Neiguan PC6 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

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

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.