( HE-1 Summit Spring JIQUAN - Acupuncture Points ) With the arm abducted, in the centre of the axilla, medial to the axillary artery.
How to find
With the arm abducted, palpate along the thoracic wall in a superior direction towards the centre of the axilla until you reach the highest point.
Palpate for the artery before needling! 0.5–1 cun vertically in the direction of ➞ G.B.-21 (border of the trapezius, middle of the shoulder). Caution: Axillary plexus and artery. Needling in a medial direction may puncture the lung!
● Unbinds the chest
● Opens the channel
● Nourishes the Heart Yin
Entry point. Important point in Qigong practice: During practice (and in everyday life), the axillary region should always be slightly open to allow for the free circulation of Qi and Blood to and from the upper extremity.
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