Jianshi Acupoint:PC 5 Acupuncture Point Or Pericardium 5 (P5)

PC 5 Acupuncture Point(Jianshi) belongs to the pericardial meridian of hand-Jueyin, which is commonly used for heartache, palpitations, stomach pain, vomiting, chest pain, malaria, mania, epilepsy, elbow spasm, arm pain, etc.

PC 5 Acupuncture Point Location

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

jianshi acupoint

What is the meaning of Jianshi

Jianshi,Jian,refers to indirectly,Shi,refers to dispatch. The name of “Jianshi” means that the water-qi of pericardial meridian evaporates here. The material of this point is the water-qi from Ximen point. After reaching the point, the temperature of the water-qi gradually decreases and turns into cool water-qi,as if indirectly dispatch by other things, Hence the name.

PC 5 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Heartache, palpitations, madness, etc.
  • Stomach pain, vomiting
  • Fever, malaria
  • Arm pain.

PC 5 Acupuncture Point therapy

Massage therapy

Press Jianshi point with thumb for 3-5 minutes each time, once a day in the morning and once in the evening. It is beneficial for vomiting and hiccups; if it is intractable hiccups, acupuncture and moxibustion are better.

Moxibustion therapy

Moxibustion Jianshi acupoint with moxa sticks for 5 to 10 minutes, or 3 to 5 unit.

PC 5 Acupoint Compatibility

Combined with Chize upoint to treat nausea, vomiting, and hiccups.

Combined with Zhigou upoint to treat malaria.

Combined with Yaoqi point to treat epilepsy

Combined with Daling and Quze point to treat myocarditis.

Combined with Zhizhigou point to treat madness.

Combined with Shuigou point to treat aphonia.

Combined with Shuigou and Taichong point to treat hysteria;

Combined with Xinyu point to heart palpitations.

Combined with Dazhu to treat malaria.

Combined with Sanyinjiao to treat irregular menstruation and amenorrhea.