Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Tianquan : Heavenly Spring

Pc-2 : Hand Jueyin Pericardium 2

Luo Harmonizing point

On the anterior aspect of the arm, 2 cun below the anterior axillary fold, between the two heads of the biceps brachii muscle.

Oblique insertion distally or proximally along the line of the channel, 1 - 1.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Unbinds the chest, invigorates blood and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • Heart pain, disorders of the Heart, pain of the chest, back, shoulder, shoulder blade and arm, fullness of the chest and lateral costal region, palpitations, cough, stone oedema.
  • Aversion to wind and cold, blurred vision, pain of the medial aspect of the upper arm.

    Superficial Innervation: Lower lateral cutaneous nerve of the arm (C8, T1)
    Dermatome Segment: C6, T1 on ventral axial line

    Biceps trigger points are located distally and on either side of the pericardium channel in the middle of the middle of the heads of the biceps brachii channel (Travell & Simons, 1998, Trigger Point Manual)

    At the end of a Percardium Luo treatment this point is needled, deqi grasped and removed immediately to normalize the circulation of blood (Cecil-Sterman, 2012, Advanced Acupuncture).

    In ayurvedic medicine:
    Arvi marma point
    Size: 1 angula (cun)
    Structure: Blood vessels
    Effect of Injury: Disability (vaikalyakar marma)
    (Harish Johari, 1996, Ayurvedic Massage, Sanatan Society; Anupama Bhattacharya, n.d. Marma Shastra)

    In Tibetan medicine:
    Bleeding point (AMNH, Tibetan Medical Paintings)

    Reference Notes: (click to display)