Pericardium 6, Abbreviated as PC 6 or P 6, Transliterated Neiguan in Chinese, Inner Pass in English.
PC 6 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the palmar aspect of the forearm, 2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting PC 3 and PC 7, between the tendons of muscle palmaris longus and muscle flexor carpi radialis.
PC 6 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Chest congestion, pain in the hypochondrium, cardiac pain, palpitation
- Epilepsy, vomiting, hiccup
- Depression, dizziness, vertigo, apoplexy, hemiplegia, spasm and pain of the upper extremities
- Cough, asthma
- Irritability, malaria
PC 6 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Opens the chest, regulates Heart Qi, calms the Shen, harmonizes the Stomach, relieves nausea and vomiting, regulates Qi.
Luo-Connecting point of the Pericardium Meridian
Master Point of the Yin Wei Vessel (couple with SP 4)
PC 6 is an extremely popular and useful point. It is very helpful in treating insomnia and calming the Shen. It also is the point to use for nausea and vomiting. Furthermore, it can be used for any condition related to the chest. Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.