PC5 (Pericardium 5) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Jianshi
English Name: Acts as intermediary

Location: 3 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist between the tendons of m. palmaris longus and m. flexor carpi radialis


Jing-River point of the Pericardium channel


Calms the spirit/mind, harmonizes the Stomach, promotes stomach function, eliminates/resolves phlegm, dispels fullness in chest, clears internal heat, stops pain in the chest, special action in relieving bone stuck in throat, special point for malaria.

Primary Indications:

Cardiac pain, vomiting, psychosis, palpitations, swelling of the axilla, elbow contracture.

Secondary Indications:


Tertiary Indications:

Gastric pain, febrile diseases, agitation, epilepsy, arm pain, irregular menstruation, uterine congestion/endometritis, throat obstruction.

Other Indications:

Coma, yellow eyes, generalized scabies, palms of hands very hot, parasitosis, wasting disease in infants with parasitosis and malnutrition, fear of wind and cold, shivering, yin disease, stifling, lack of energy, sudden muteness, aphonia, cholera with nausea but no vomiting.


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

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