Pericardium 6

fire element acupressure channelsPericardium 6 is one of the most popularized acupressure points in western culture because of its use for motion sickness. Additionally, it plays an important role as the Luo point that is directly linked with the Heart, on both the physical and emotional level. The Pericardium acupuncture channel is also referred to as the Heart Protector and Circulation Sex Meridian and plays an important role in protecting the Heart from emotional insults and allowing for emotional warmth and connections to others. This pressure point is also directly connected to the Spleen energetic system of Chinese medicine as PER 6 coupled with acupressure point Spleen 4 are used to influence the Chong Mai. The Chong Mai is an extraordinary vessel that distributes nourishing blood. Women’s reproductive organs such as the uterus are dependent on abundant Blood for fetal development.

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Other Name(s):

  • Inner Frontier Gate
  • Neiguan
  • Inner Gate
  • Inner Pass
  • Interior Barrier

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • Lou or Connecting Point
  • Master Point of the Yin Wei Mo
  • Coupled Point of the Chong Mai

Location: On the anterior of the forearm 2 Cun above the wrist crease between the tendons of the muscle palmaris longus and muscle flexor radialis

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations:

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

Acu point PC6 for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting

P6 Acupoint to Control Gag Reflex in Children: A Clinical Trial

Beneficial Effects of at PC6 Acupoints (Neiguan) on Myocardial Ischemia

Study of brain functional network stimulation at PC6 acupoint

Stimulation at Neiguan (PC6acupoint increases connections between cerebral cortex regions

The effects of acupuncture (PC6) on chronic mild stress-induced memory loss

Treating coronary heart disease by acupuncture at neiguan (PC6)

The effects of acupuncture stimulation at PC6 (Neiguan) on chronic mild stress-induced biochemical and behavioral responses

Acu-point PC6 regulates the heart rate variability