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Heart 9

Chinese Name: Shaochong (English translation: Lesser Rushing)

Location:  On the radial side of the distal phalanx of the little finger, .1 cun (finger cun) distance from the corner of the nail.

Classification:  Jing-Well point of the Heart Meridian

Indications:

  • Palpitation, cardiac pain, pain in the chest and hypochondrium
  • Manic psychosis, febrile diseases, loss of consciousness

Functions: Resuscitates, calms the Shen, clears Heat, subdues Wind.

Notes: Jing-Well points are where the qi bubbles up. Jing-Well points are indicated to revive consciousness. Jing-Well points are known to treat fullness below the Heart and clear Heat.

Needling: Subcutaneous insertion .1cun or prick to bleed.

 


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