Acupuncture Points Notebook

: Tianchi : Heavenly Pool

Pc-1 : Hand Jueyin Pericardium 1

Classifications:
Point of the Window of Heaven
Entry point from Bulang Kid-22

Meetings:
Meeting of Pericardium with Gall Bladder, Liver, San Jiao, Gall Bladder Divergent, Liver Divergent and Pericardium Divergent

Location:
1 cun lateral and slightly superior to the nipple, in the 4th intercostal space.

Needling:
Transverse-oblique insertion posteriorly along the intercostal space 0.5 - 1 cun

Warning:
Deep needling carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.


TCM Actions:
Unbinds the chest, transforms phlegm and descends rebellion
Regulates qi and dissipates nodules
Benefits the breasts

TCM Indications:
  • Cough with copious phlegm, rattling sound in the chest and throat, fullness of the chest, agitation of the chest and diaphragm, shortness of breath, uprising qi, pain of the lateral costal region.
  • Swelling and pain of the axilla, scrofula of the neck, breast diseases, breast abscess, insufficient lactation.
  • Headache, blurred vision, malaria, fever with absence of sweating, inability to raise the four limbs, pain of the arm.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Lateral cutaneous from T4 or T5
    Dermatome Segment: T4, T5

    Notes:
    Ling Shu Ch. 52, On the Wei Qi, considers this to be the tip of the hand Jueyin meridian with the root being at Neiguan Pc-6.


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