Acupuncture Points Notebook

: Yinxi : Yin Cleft

He-6 : Hand Shaoyin Heart 6

Classifications:
Xi-Cleft point

Location:
On the radial side of the tendon of flexor carpi ulnaris, 0.5 cun proximal to He-7

Needling:
Perpendicular insertion 0.3 - 0.5 cun, or oblique proximal or distal insertion 0.5 - 1 cun

TCM Actions:
Regulates heart blood
Calms the spirit
Moderates acute conditions
Clears deficiency fire and alleviates night sweating

TCM Indications:
  • Heart pain, unbearable stabbing pain of the Heart, fullness of the chest, palpitations, fright palpitaitons, fright, counterflow inversion fright qi, epilepsy, loss of voice, sudden turmoil disorder with cardiac pain.
  • Nosebleed, vomiting blood, counterflow qi.
  • Night sweating, steaming bone disorder.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Ulnar nerve (palmar branch) from C8 - T1
    Dermatome Segment: C8, T1
    Deeper Structures: Ulnar nerve from C8 - T1


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