Xinshu BL15:Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Xinshu is the place where the Qi of the heart infuses into the back, mostly used for various heart disorders like palpitation, insomnia, forgetfullness....
Xinshu-BL15

Nomenclature:

Xin: Heart Shu:point
Xinshu is the place where the Qi of the heart infuses into the back.

Point: BL15
Chinese Name: 心俞
Name: Xinshu
English Name/Meaning: Heart Transporter
Pinyin: xīn shū
Han Geul 한글: sim yu 심유
Romaji: shin yu
Vietnamese:Tâm du

Location:

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertebra.

Functions:

  • Calms spiriy and heart, clears heat from heart (Nourishes the heart).
  • Regulates blood and qi of the heart.

Indication:

  • Xinshu is a good point to calm and nourish the Heart and bring happiness to sad people.
  • Main point for cardiac diseases, such as cardiac pain, palpitation, insomnia, forgetfulness, epilepsy.
  • Cough, hematemesis.
  • Nocturnal emission, night sweats.

Method:

Puncture obliquely 0.5-1 cun.

Remarks:

Back-Shu Point of the Heart.
Good point to calm and nourish the heart and bring happiness to sad people.

Precaution:

Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.

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.

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