Tongli HE-5

 HE-5 Penetrating the Interior TONGLI –) 1 cun proximal to the ventral wrist joint space (‘most distal transverse wrist crease’), on the radial side of the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle.
How to find
Position the forearm in a relaxed fashion. The location of the ventral wrist crease is variable; therefore, the proximal border of the pisiform bone (➞ 3.3.2) provides a more reliable landmark.
➞ HE-7 is located on the wrist joint space, radial to the distinct tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle. Locate HE-5 1 cun proximal to ➞ HE-7, also on the radial side of the tendon.
Located along a line on the radial aspect of the tendon are ➞ HE-6 (0.5 cun proximal to ➞ HE-7) and ➞ HE-4(1.5 cun proximal to HE-7). ➞ LU-8 is also located 1 cun proximal to the ventral wrist joint space, but on the radial aspect of the forearm.

 

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Actions/Indications
● Regulates and strengthens the Heart Qi (main point!) and the Heart rhythm
● Calms the shen
● Benefits the tongue
● Benefits the Bladder (via the taiyang channel)
● Opens the channel and luo-connecting vessels

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