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.

Nature:

Xi-Cleft point of the Heart channel.

Functions:

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.

References:

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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