Point Localization: 0.5 cun above the wrist crease on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, on the HE3 – HE7 line.
TCM Actions: Invigorates the Heart Blood (Xue). Controls the rebellion of Qi. Nourishes Heart Yin. Clears Heat by deficiency in the Heart. Stops sweating. Calms the Mind (Shen).
Indications: Pain in the heart and chest thrusts. Chest fullness. Palpitation. Nosebleed. Vomiting of blood. Night sweats caused by Yin deficiency. Dry mouth. Insomnia. Blood stasis in the chest.
Target area: None.
Point Name and Meaning: Yinxi – Yin Accumulation
Acupuncture Meridian: Heart
Categories: Xi (accumulation).
Unitary Channel: Shao Yin (Lesser Yin) [HE + KI]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.