PC1 (Pericardium 1) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Tianchi
English Name: Heavenly Pond

Location: In the fourth intercostal space, 1 cun lateral to the nipple and 5 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Functions:

Meeting Point of Terminal Yin (Pericardium and Liver)

Indications:

Suffocating sensation in the chest, pain in the hypochondriac region, swelling and pain of the axillary region.

References:

The English Name and Function have been reprinted from Maciocia: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Copyright 1989, with permission from Elsevier. Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

View other points on the Lung channel:

(PC1, PC2, PC3, PC4, PC5, PC6, PC7, PC8, PC9)

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