PC4 (Pericardium 4) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Ximen
English Name: Accumulation Door; Crevice Door

Location: 5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting Quze (PC3) and Daling (PC7), between the tendons of m. palmaris longus and m. flexor carpi radialis.

Nature:

Xi-Cleft point of the Pericardium channel

Functions:

Pacifies the Heart and calms the spirit, tranquillizes the Heart, calms the mind, regulates the Qi and expands the diaphragm, opens the chest, special point for angina pectoris, ximen becomes painful in pleurisy and palpitations.

Primary Indications:

Cardiac pain, palpitations, haematemesis.

Tertiary Indications:

Epistaxis, furuncle, depressive psychosis, cough haemoptysis, haemorrhoids.

Other Indications:

Mastitis, spasm of diaphragm, wrist joint pain, lack of energy.

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 Lung channel:

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

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