Point Localization: 5 cun above the wrist crease between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis.

TCM Actions: Invigorates and cools the blood (Xue). Eliminates stasis. Stops bleeding. Calms the Mind (Shen). Remove channel obstruction.

Indications: Chest pain. Heartache. Coughing and vomiting of blood. Nosebleed. Agitation. Anxiety. Insomnia. Depression. Fear. Mental restlessness. Bi Syndrome in Pericardium channel. Palpitation. Arrhythmia. Acne.

Target area: Thorax.

Point Name and Meaning: Ximen – Cleft Door

Acupuncture Meridian: Pericardium

Categories: Xi (accumulation).

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.