NEIGUAN PC-6

Location
( P-6 Inner Gate NEIGUAN –  ) 2 cun proximal to the anterior wrist joint space (‘most distal wrist crease’), between the tendons of the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis muscles.
How to find
As the location of the wrist crease varies, the wrist joint space is a more reliable reference point (➞ 3.3.3). It can easily be palpated by moving the patient’s hand in a relaxed way. From the centre of the wrist joint space (➞ P-7), measure 2 cun in a proximal direction and locate P-6 between the two tendons, which become more pronounced when the fingertips are pressed together. If only one tendon is visible, this will be the tendon of the flexor carpi radialis muscle. P-6 is located on its ulnar aspect.
Or quick method: From the centre of the wrist joint space, glide in a proximal direction between the two tendons. The skin will begin to form a bulge in front of the sliding finger, which will come to a halt at P-6. ➞ T.B.-5 (2 cun proximal to the dorsal wrist joint space) is located opposite P-6.

 

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Actions/Indications
● Calms the shen
● Unbinds the chest
● Harmonises the Stomach
● Opens the channel
Special features
Luo-connecting point, opening (master) point of the yin wei mai, Gao Wu command point for the thorax. Main point for nausea and vomiting. Very important point.

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