Point Localization: 1.5 cun lateral to GV 11, level with T5.
TCM Actions: Calms the Mind (Shen). Nourishes the heart. Stimulates the Brain. Clears Heat. Regulates Heart Qi. Invigorates the Blood (Xue).
Indications: Anxiety. Lamentation. Fear. Insomnia. Excessive dream. Manic-depressive disorder. Disorientation. Delayed development of speech. Poor memory. Poor concentration. Mental confusion. Deficiency of Heart Qi. Heartache. Chest fullness. Palpitation. Irregular pulse. Arrhythmia.
Target area: None.
Point Name and Meaning: Xinshu – Heart Shu
Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder
Categories: Back Shu of the Heart
Unitary Channel: Tai Yang (Greater Yang) [SI + BL]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.