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PC 7 Acupuncture Point

PC 7 Acupuncture Point

PC 7 Acupuncture Point is called as Da Ling. Da means Large. Ling means Mound. The palmar root is prominent, like a large mound. This point is in the depression of the wrist proximal to it.

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 7 Acupuncture Point
PC 7 Acupuncture Point

PC 7 Acupuncture Point Location

At the transverse wrist crease, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis muscles. Needle perpendicularly 0.3 – 0.5 cun.

Wrist crease, between palmaris longus and flexor capri radialis

Names

Da Ling 大陵

Pericardium 7 Great Mound.

Speciality

  • Shu Stream Point on the Pericardium Channel.
  • Yuan Source Point on the Pericardium Channel.
  • Earth Point on Fire Meridian
  • Ghost Point

Caution

Functions

  • Clears heat from HT and calms shen
  • harmonizes ST and intestines
  • unbinds chest
  • clears heat from ying and cools blood

Indication

  • Cardiac Pain
  • Palpitation
  • Gastric Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Panic
  • Mental Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Pain in the chest
  • Pain in the Hypochondriac region

Diseases

Wrist and chest pain.

Discomfort

Area of Protection

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