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Neiguan

Synonyms:
  1. 内关
  2. 內關
  3. PC6

Neiguan
Neiguan #

Neiguan(PC6,内关) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Jueyin Pericardium Meridian of Hand. It is the Luo-Connecting Point and main point for stopping vomiting and hiccup, and treating arrhythmia.

Meaning

Nei, medial;guan, pass.
The point is at an important site at the medial aspect of the forearm, like a pass.

Location

2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, between the tendons of m.palmaris longus and m.flexor carpi radialis.

Indication

  1. main point for heart diseases: tachycardia, bradycardia, arrhythmia, angina pectoris.
  2. insomnia, epilepsy, mental disorder.
  3. regulating blood pressure in favorable directions.
  4. stuffness of the chest; chest pain and asthma.
  5. stomachache, vomiting, retching, hiccup.
  6. fever caused by deficiency of Yin.
  7. main point for acupuncture anaesthesia in chest operations.

Method

Perpendicularly 0.5-1 cun.