Neiguan Acupoint:PC 6 Acupuncture Point Or Pericardium 6 (P6)

PC 6 Acupuncture Point(Neiguan) belongs to the pericardium meridian of hand-Jueyin,which is commonly used to treat angina pectoris, myocarditis, arrhythmia, gastritis, hysteria, etc.

PC 6 Acupuncture Point Location

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

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What is the meaning of Neiguan

Neiguan:Nei,refers to inside,Guan,refers to gateway. The name of Neiguan means that the body surface water-qi of the pericardium meridian goes into the body from this point. The substance of this acupoint is the water-qi from PC 5 acupuncture acupoint(Jianshi). After reaching this point, it is injected into the body of the pericardium meridian from the ground pore of this acupoint,The water-qi will be not allowed to go out of the body, as if blocked by gateway, hence the name.

PC 6 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Cardiothoracic disease syndromes such as: heartache, palpitations, chest distress, and chest pain;
  • Stomach problems such as: stomach pain, vomiting, hiccups, etc.
  • Insomnia, epilepsy and other mental illness syndromes
  • Local point diseases such as upper limb arthralgia, hemiplegia, and finger numbness.

PC 6 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Combined index finger and middle finger, press Neiguan Point with two fingers for 100 to 200 times,It can relieve motion sickness, vomiting, heartache etc.

Moxibustion therapy

Use moxa sticks to moximate on Neiguan points for 5 to 20 time, once a day, to treat dysmenorrhea.

Cup therapy

Use a gas tank to cup at Neiguan point for 5 to 10 minutes, once every other day, to relieve and treat forearm pain.

Scrape therapy

Scrape Neiguan point for 3 to 5 minutes, once every other day, it can relieve madness, heartache, heart palpitations etc.

Compatibility of Neiguan Points

Combined with Gongsun point to treat bellyache.

Combined with Geshu point to treat chest full.

Combined with Zhongwan and Zusanli point to treat epigastric pain, vomiting and hiccup.

Combined with Waiguan and LI 11(Quchi) point to treat upper limb failure and hand tremor.

Combined with Xuanli point to treat migraine;

Combined with Jianli point to treat chest distress;

Combined with Daling and Shenmen point to treat insomnia.

Combined with Xiemen point to treat heartache;

Combined with Zusanli and Zhongwan point to treat stomachache, vomiting and diarrhea.