HT 7 Acupuncture Point - Shen Men - Heart Meridian
- Chinese Name Shen Men
English Name Spirit Gate
Location: At the wrist crease, on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, between the ulna and the pisiform bones.
- Point Associations:
- Yuan Source Point
- Shu Stream Point
- Actions & Effects:
- Tonify deficiencies of the HT Qi, Blood, Yin and Yang.
- Emotional issues, especially those with related sleep or thinking manifestations - insomnia, muddled thinking.
- Heart and Phlegm fire leading to insomnia, anxiety, mania.
- Physical responses to emotional stimuli - anxiety w/palpitations, nausea w/panic a/or fear.
- Heart palpitations from any etiology as well as irregular heart beat, pounding heart, angina.
Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Emotional/Psychological issues, w/PC 7 for sweat problems (too much or too little).
Heart Meridian Points (9):
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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