Ximen (English translation: Xi Cleft Gate)
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.
Xi-Cleft point of the Pericardium Meridian
- Cardiac pain, palpitation
- Hematemesis, hemoptysis
Cools the Blood, moves the Blood, removes Blood
stagnation, calms the Shen.
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
Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.