Guanchong TE1 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

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Guanchong-TE1

Nomenclature:

Guan: beng Chong:Gushing
The ring finger canot be stretched out alone. Guan here refers to the ring finger. Guanchong is at the tip of the ring finger and is the Jing-well point of the Sanjiao meridian, where the Qi of the meridian originates and gushes upwards along the meridian.

Point: TE1
Chinese Name: 关冲
Name: Guanchong
English Name/Meaning: Rushing Pass
Pinyin: guān chōng
Han Geul 한글: gwan chung 관충
Romaji: kan shō
Vietnamese: Quan xung

Location:

On the ulnar side of the ring finger, approximately 0.1 cun from to the corner of the nail.

Functions:

  • Dispels mind, dissipates pathogens.
  • Resolves Sanjiao pathogenic heat.
  • Restores consciousness.

Indication:

  • Guanchong treats the uppermost reaches of the channels: tinnitus, deafness, earache, stiff mouth, dry lips, bitter taste in the mouth, headache, redness of the eyes, throat painful obstruction and pain of the submandibular region.
  • Guanchong also treats fullness below the Heart: congested heat of the upper jiao, oppression of the Heart with absence of sweating and Heart pain.
  • Also clear heat:
    i. clearing heat from the channel.
    ii. treating febrile diseases: Febrile disease, syncope.
  • Useful for Local disorders: finger, hand, arm problems: stiffness, numbness, painful of arms ( esp. along triple energizer channel ).

Method:

Puncture shallowly 0.1 cun.
Prick with a three-edged needle to induce bleeding.

Remarks:

Jing-Well Point

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.