HT5 (Heart 5) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Tongli
English Name: Communication with the Inside

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


Luo-Connecting point of the Heart channel.


Calms the Shen, regulates the Heart Qi, the point of choice for aphasia, special point for palpitations, effective for disturbances of cardiac rate and rhythm (research)

Primary Indications:

Palpitations, pain in wrist & arm.

Secondary Indications:

Aphasia (with tongue stiffness/hysterical aphasia), sudden loss of voice.

Tertiary Indications:

Dizziness, sore throat, headache, psychosis (Diankuang), neuraesthenia, uterine haemorrhage, urinary incontinence.

Other Indications:

Cardiac arrhythmia, bradycardia, chest pain, cough, asthma, hysteria, fever with malaise in the chest, hot face without sweating, groaning, pain & blood congestion in eyes, frequent yawning, vomiting, sensation of chills in the heart, heart feels as if lifted upwards.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Heart channel:

(HT1, HT2, HT3, HT4, HT5, HT6, HT7, HT8, HT9)

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