Heart 7

fire element acupressure channelsHeart 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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Other Name(s):

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

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

Location: On the crease of the wrist in a depression on the radial side of the tendon of muscle flexor carpi ulnaris

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations:

Emotional Disorders

Heart Disease

For palpitations, heart flutters, or a sensation of the heart, apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to Heart 7 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider our organic Blood Mansion formula

Cognition

For memory loss, dementia, or the inability to focus due to Heart Blood Deficiency, apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to Heart 7 and the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 3 and Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 3 and acupressure point Stomach 36 all using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and to build Heart Blood consider our organic Sage Mountain formula

Pain

In the case of wrist pain, thumb pain, or carpal tunnel syndrome apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to Heart 7, acupressure point Pericardium 7 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Lung 9, 10 using the dispersing method (counter-clockwise motion) and consider our organic Great Mender formula

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.

References

Acupressure effect on sleep quality: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Acupressure for insomnia: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis

Effectiveness of Acupressure in Promoting Sleep Quality: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

AcupressureSleep, and Quality of Life in Institutionalized Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Effects of Auricular Acupressure on Sleep Quality, Anxiety, and Depressed Mood in RN-BSN Students With Sleep Disturbance

Self-administered acupressure for insomnia disorder: a pilot randomized controlled trial

The Effects of Acupressure Training on Sleep Quality and Cognitive Function of Older Adults: A 1-Year Randomized Controlled Trial

Pilot randomized controlled trial of auricular point acupressure for sleep disturbances in women with ovarian cancer