Heart 7

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Heart 7 is one of the most valued acupressure-acupuncture points used commonly by licensed acupuncturists for emotional upset, pain syndromes, and cognitive functions. As the Source Point on the Heart Channel it is often used to fortify, or strengthen the heart.

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Location of Acupressure Point Heart 7

On the crease of the wrist in a depression on the radial side of the tendon of muscle flexor carpi ulnaris. Apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Heart 7 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.


Health Conditions and Acupressure Point Combinations for Heart 7

Emotional Disordersrestore-the-middle-way-organic herbal spleen tonic

In the case of insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, or waking at 3 AM due to the Liver attacking the Heart:

Consider our Calm the Dragon formula and our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

For chronic stress due to autonomic nervous system being stuck in the flight or flight mode:

Consider our Enlightened Emperor formula and our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

If one is easily startled or experience anxiety, abrupt fear or fright:

Consider our organic Yin Valley formula 

For emotional disorders or upset:

Consider our Enlightened Emperor formula and our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

When one is unable to pass through the stages of grief in a timely manner:

Consider our Enlightened Emperor formula and our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

Heart Diseaseheart health organic herbal tonic

For palpitations, heart flutters, or a sensation of the heart:

Consider our organic Blood Mansion formula


For memory loss, dementia, or the inability to focus due to Heart Blood Deficiency:

Consider our organic Sage Mountain formula


In the case of wrist pain, thumb pain, or carpal tunnel syndrome:

Consider our organic Great Mender formula


Other Name(s) of HT 7

  • Shenmen
  • Door of the Evolved
  • Spirit Gate
  • Mind Door
  • Central Metropolis

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Heart 7

  • Source or Yuan Point
  • Earth Point
  • Sedation Point
  • Stream or Shu Point

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of HT 7

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.



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Fleckenstein, J., Krüger, P., & Ittner, K. P. (2018). Effects of single-point acupuncture (HT7) in the prevention of test anxiety: Results of a RCTPloS one13(8), e0202659. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0202659