Pericardium 7

acupressure essential oilsPericardium 7, or Heart Protector 7, is the source point for the Pericardium channel and energetic functional organ. In western medicine, the pericardium is a thin fibro-elastic sac composed of two layers that separate the heart from the surrounding structures with an outer fibrous layer and an inner double layer of serous membrane. Similarly to the conventional medical function, Chinese medical theory holds that the Pericardium protects the heart. However, this concept is much more dynamic than a simple structure that protects the organ; Chinese medicine holds that the Pericardium protects the Heart from emotional insults as well. More-over, it acts as a gate that opens to allow love in and closes to prevent emotional cruelty from reaching the Heart. If the Pericardium is out of balance the gate can get stuck closed and a person is unable to accept love in to their life. The gate can also get stuck open and a person will be susceptible to those who hurl hateful words at them, and will even infer insults when none were aimed at them. This can lead to serious emotional imbalances or actual heart disease in time if not corrected.

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Other Name(s):

  • Taling
  • Daling
  • Great Mound
  • Great Hill
  • Great Plateau
  • Ghost Heart
  • Heart Governor
  • Hand Heart Governor

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • Source Point, or Yuan Point
  • Earth Point
  • Sedation Point
  • Ghost Point

Location: On the anterior of 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.