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Pericardium 4

Chinese Name: Ximen (English translation: Xi Cleft Gate)

Location: On the palmar aspect of the forearm, 5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting PC 3 and PC 7.

Classification: Xi-Cleft point of the Pericardium Meridian

Indications:

  • Cardiac pain, palpitation
  • Hematemesis, hemoptysis
  • Furuncle
  • Epilepsy

Functions: Cools the Blood, moves the Blood, removes Blood stagnation, calms the Shen.

Notes: A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.

 

 


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