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PC 5 Acupuncture Point

PC 5 Acupuncture Point

PC 5 Acupuncture Point is called as Jian Shi. Jian means Space. Shi means minister of a monarchy. This point pertains to the pericardium meridian and is in the space between the two tendons. It is so named because the pericardium is pictured as the minister of the heart.

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 5 Acupuncture Point
PC 5 Acupuncture Point

PC 5 Acupuncture Point Location

On the anterior forearm, 3 cun superior to the transverse wrist crease, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis muscles. Needle perpendicularly 0.5 – 1 cun.

3 cun proximal to wrist crease

Names

Jian Shi 間使

Pericardium 5 Intermediary Courier

Speciality

  • Jing River Point on the Pericardium Channel.
  • Metal Point on Fire Meridian

Caution

Functions

  • Transforms phlegm
  • calms shen
  • descends/regulates ST
  • regulates menstruation

Indication

  • Cardiac Pain
  • Palpitation
  • Gastric Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Febrile Diseases
  • Irritability
  • Malaria
  • Mental Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Swelling of the axilla
  • Twitching of the elbow
  • Contracture of the elbow
  • Pain of the arm

Diseases

Arm, elbow and chest pain.

Discomfort

Area of Protection

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