PC 4 Acupuncture Point is called as Xi Men. Xi means Cleft. Men means Door. This is a Xi-Cleft point of the pericardium meridian and is a door where the Qi of the meridian enters and exits
The Pericardium Meridian starts from the chest, leaves the pericardium organ and runs downwards through the diaphragm to connect with the triple burner. A branch rising from the chest emerges from the lower chest region and travels upwards to the axilla (armpit). From the medial aspect of the upper arm, it makes its way down between the lung and heart channels, until it reaches the elbow crease. It then runs down the forearm and enters the palm ending at the tip of the middle finger. Another short branch splits off from the palm to connect with the Triple Burner Meridian at the end of the ring finger.
The Pericardium Meridian is a yang channel that consists of 9 points. It starts from the chest, and travels upwards to the axilla then down the arm. It runs along the medial aspect of the upper arm and continues on between the lung and heart channels until it reaches the cubital crease. It then runs down the forearm and enters the palm ending at the tip of the 3rd digit. A connecting branch also extends to join with the Triple Burner Meridian at the end of the ring finger. The notable acupuncture point on the Pericardium channel is PC6 located proximal to the wrist on the anterior aspect of each forearm. This point is considered to be an antiemetic point that has a marked effect
on nausea, vomiting and post-operative pain.
PC 4 Acupuncture Point Location
On the anterior forearm, 5 cun superior to the transverse wrist crease, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis muscles. Needle perpendicularly 0.5 – 1 cun.
5 cun proximal to wrist crease
Xi Men 郄門
Pericardium 4 Xi Gate
- Xi Cleft Point on the Pericardium Channel
- Invigorates blood and dispels stasis
- cools blood and stops bleeding
- calms shen
- moderates acute conditions
- Cardiac Pain
Chest pain and respiratory disorders.