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Heart 5

Chinese Name: Tongli (English translation: Connecting Interior)

Location:  On the palmar aspect of the forearm, the point is on the radial side of the tendon m. flexor carpi ulnaris, 1.0 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Classification: Luo-Connecting point of the Heart Meridian

Indications:

  • Sudden loss of voice, stiffness of the tongue
  • Pain in the wrist and arm
  • Palpitation and severe palpitation

Functions: Calms the Shen, benefits the tongue, regulates heartbeat.

Notes: HT 5 is a very good point to tonify Heart Qi. Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun. 

 


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