HT6 (Heart 6) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Tongli
English Name: Communication with the Inside

Location: On the radial side of the tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris, 0.5 cun above the transverse crease on the palmar aspect of the wrist.


Xi-Cleft point of the Heart channel.


Tonifies Heart Yin, special point for night sweats.

Primary Indications:

Cardiac pain, palpitations.

Secondary Indications:

Night sweats.

Tertiary Indications:

Neuraesthenia, haematemesis, epistaxis, vaginal discharge.

Other Indications:

Pulmonary tuberculosis, brachial neuralgia, disorders of energy/chills, profuse perspiration with fear of cold, headache, vertigo, cholera with contractures, sudden atony of tongue, fullness in the chest.


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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