Pericardium 6

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Pericardium 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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Location of Acupressure Point Pericardium 6

On the anterior of the forearm 2 Cun above the wrist crease between the tendons of the muscle palmaris longus and muscle flexor radialis. Apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Pericardium 6 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Pericardium 6

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For palpitations, heart flutters, heart disease, or a sensation of the heart, apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Pericardium 6 and acupressure point Heart 7 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider our organic Blood Mansion formula

Shock

For shock following surgery or trauma, apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Pericardium 6 and acupressure point Heart 7 and the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)

Nausea

For nausea apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Pericardium 6 and acupressure point and the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 4 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)

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For infertility and inability to hold a pregnancy due to Blood Deficiency in the Lower Jiao, apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Pericardium 6,the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 4 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and acupressure point Spleen 10 and the Conception Vessel (Ren Mai) Acupressure Stick to Acupressure point Ren 6

PMS

For pain and/or a feeling of distention of the breasts prior to the menstrual cycle, apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Pericardium 6 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and consider using our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

Breathing Problems

For coughing spells due to unrelenting bronchial spasms as with bronchitis, or with restricted air flow as in cases of asthma or COPD, apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Pericardium 6, the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 6, and the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point LU 7 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider our organic White Tiger Return formula

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Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point Per 6

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupuncture Point Pericardium 6

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point Heart Protector 6

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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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 (PC6) acupoint 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