PC7 (Pericardium 7) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Daling
English Name: Big Mound; Big Tomb, also known as Guixin (Ghost Heart).

Location: In the depression in the middle of the transverse crease of the wrist, between the tendons of m. palmaris longus and m. flexor carpi radialis.

Nature:

Shu-Stream point of the Pericardium channel, Yuan-Source point of the Pericardium channel, 4th of the 13 Ghost points.

Functions:

Clears the Heart and calms the spirit, reduces fire from heart, calms the mind, main point to treat insomnia, harmonizes/Pacifies the Stomach, expands the chest, dispels fullness from the chest, reducing (dispersion) point of the Pericardium channel.

Primary Indications:

Cardiac pain, vomiting/haematemesis, palpitations, psychosis.

Tertiary Indications:

Gastric pain, epilepsy, pain in chest and sides, panic/fear, insomnia, tonsillitis, swelling of the axilla, skin disorders, bad breath, arm pain.

Other Indications:

Diseases and pain of wrist joint, pain at the root of the tongue, neuraesthenia, lack of energy, constipation, cholera imperception of fingers, headache, fever without sweating and with headache, inflammation of eyes, yellow sclera, dry mouth, urine red like blood, palms of hands very hot, swelling of muscles in the renal region.

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 Pericardium channel:

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

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