Points Database

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: Tianquan : Heavenly Spring

Pc-2 : Hand Jueyin Pericardium 2

Classifications:
Luo Harmonizing point

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

Needling:
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.

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

    Notes:
    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, Marma Shastra)

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


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