Pericardium Channel of Hand- An Intoduction

Pericardium Channel of Hand
Pericardium Channel of Hand

Pericardium Channel of Hand Jueyin 手厥阴心包经

Pericardium Channel of Hand starts from the chest, and enters its pertaining organ, the pericardium. It descends through the diaphragm to connect successively with the upper, middle and lower energizer. A branch arising from the chest runs inside the chest, comes out from the costal region below the axilla and ascends to the axilla. Following the medial aspect of the upper arm, it runs between the Lung channel and Heart channel to the cublital fossa, further downward to the forearm between the tendons of m.palmaris longus and m.flexor carpi radiadis, enters the palm, then passes along the middle finger right down to its tip. Another branch arising from the palm, Lao Gong ( PC 8) and runs along the ring finger to its tip, where it connects with the Triple Energizer Channel of Hand-Shaoyang.

Indications: Heart, chest and gastric disease, mental illness and the conditions along the pathway of the channel.

Pericardium Acupuncture points with Location:

 No.    Name            Location
 

PC 1

 

Tian Chi 天池

On the chest, in the 4th intercostals space, 1 cun lateral to nipple , 5 cun lateral to anterior midline
 

PC 2

 

Tian Quan

天泉

On the palmar side of the upper arm , 2 cun below the two heads of the biceps brachii muscle.
PC 3Qu Ze 曲泽On the transverse cubital crease, on the ulnar side of tendon of the biceps brachii muscle.
 

PC 4

 

Xi Men 郄门

On the palmar sie of forearm, 5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting Quze (PC 3) and Daling (PC 7), and between the tendons of the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis.
 

PC 5

 

Jian Shi 间使

On the palmar side of the forearm, 3 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.
 

PC 6

 

Nei Guan

内关

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.
 

PC 7

Da Ling 大陵

 

On the midpoint of the transverse crease of the wrist, between the tendons of the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis
 

PC 8

 

Lao Gong

劳宫

 

In the middle of the palm, between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones, in the depression on the radial side of the 3rd metacarpal bone. When the fist is made, the point is just below the tip of the middle finger.
 

PC 9

Zhong Chong  中冲In the center of the tip of the middle finger.

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.