HE-6 Yin Cleft YINXI - Acupuncture Points

| January 4, 2011 | 0 Comments | 5,609 views

Location
HE-6 Yin Cleft YINXI - Acupuncture Points ) 0.5 cun proximal to the transverse wrist crease, on the radial side of the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle.
How to find
The flexor carpi ulnaris muscle has a distinct tendon on the ventral aspect of the forearm that can be easily palpated ulnar and proximal to the wrist. HE-6 is located on the radial aspect of the tendon, 0.5 cun proximal to ➞ HE-7 (located on the joint space).
HE-5 and ➞HE-4 are located proximally on the same line at 0.5 cun intervals.
Needling
0.3–1 cun vertically or obliquely in a proximal or distal direction.
Caution: Ulnar artery/nerve. Painful point!
Actions/Indications
● Tonifies and regulates the Heart Yin and Blood, clears empty Heat in the Heart, calms the shen
Special features
Xi-cleft point

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