Point Localization: 2 cun above the wrist crease between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis.

TCM Actions: Opens the chest. Moves Qi and Xue in the chest. Invigorates Xue. Calms the Mind. Moves Liver Qi. Harmonizes the stomach.

Indications: Pain and distention in the chest and abdomen. Nausea. Reflux. Vomiting. Hiccup. Belching. Irregular and painful menstruation. Insomnia. Manic behavior. Poor memory. Anxiety. Fear. Sadness. Depression. PMS.

Target area: Thorax. Stomach. Uterus.

Point Name and Meaning: Neiguan – Inner Gate

Acupuncture Meridian: Chong Mai

Categories: Luo (connecting). Master point of the Yin Connecting Vessel (Yin Wei Mai). Coupled point of the Penetrating Vessel (Chong Mai).

Unitary Channel: Jue Yin (Terminal Yin) [LV + PC]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.