Point Localization: 3 cun above the wrist crease between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis.

TCM Actions: Soothes and opens the orifices of Mind. Resolves Phlegm in the Heart. Controls the rebellion of the Qi and harmonizes the stomach. Invigorates the blood and regulates menstruation.

Indications: Palpitation. Agitation. Tightness in the chest. Manic behavior. Fear. Mental restlessness. Poor memory. See ghosts (psychosis). Delirium. Aphasia. Coma. Incessant talking. Epilepsy. Epigastric pain. Vomiting. Nausea. Irregular, painful menstruation with clots. Retention of lochia. Malaria.

Target area: Stomach. Uterus.

Point Name and Meaning: Jianshi – Intermediary

Acupuncture Meridian: Pericardium

Categories: King (river). Metal.

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.