PC6 (Pericardium 6) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Neiguan
English Name: Inner Gate

Location: 2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, between the tendons of m. palmaris longus and m. flexor carpi radialis.


Luo-Connecting point of the Pericardium channel, Master/Key/Confluent point of Yinweimai (often coupled with Gongsun SP4)


Calms the Heart and the spirit, calms the mind, regulates the Qi, regulates the Heart Qi, suppresses pain, "For chest & ribs (sides) use Neiguan" (Ming Dynasty poem), special effects on diseases of chest and abdomen, generally used for cardiovascular, digestive and mental problems, special point for all disorders of the stomach, gall bladder, spleen and heart, regulates the middle jiao, research: causes vasoconstriction.

Primary Indications:

Cardiac pain, palpitations, epilepsy, vomiting, contracture and pain of elbow and arm.

Secondary Indications:

Malaria, febrile diseases.

Tertiary Indications:

Gastric pain, psychosis, chest pain and fullness, hiccough, wind-stroke, jaundice, post partum vertigo/syncope, dyspnoea/asthma

Other Indications:

Shock, migraine headache, hyperthyroidism, swollen and painful throat, pain asociated with surgery, diseases of the chest, disharmony between the stomach and spleen, prolapsed rectum, rheumatic heart disease, cardioaesthenia, stomatitis, placenta does not descend, inflammation of the eyes, congestiong of blood in eyes.


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 Pericardium channel:

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

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