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Pericardium 5

Chinese Name: Jianshi (English translation: Intermediary Messenger)

Location: On the palmar aspect of the forearm, 3 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting PC 3 and PC 7, between the tendons of m. palmaris longus and m. flexor carpi radialis.

Classification: Jing-River point of the Pericardium Meridian

Indications:

  • Cardiac pain, palpitation
  • Gastric pain, vomiting
  • Febrile disease, malaria
  • Manic psychosis

Functions: Resolves Heart Phlegm, calms the Shen, regulates the Stomach.

Notes: PC 5 is one of the more important points to treat Phlegm misting the Heart. Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.

 

 


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