( HE-7 Spirit Gate SHENMEN - Acupuncture Points ) On the ventral aspect of the wrist joint space (‘most distal wrist crease’), radial to the insertion of the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle.
How to find
Position the forearm in a relaxed supinated position. As the location of the wrist crease can vary, the proximal border of the pisiform bone (➞ 3.3.3) should be used for reference instead.
HE-7 is located radial to the insertion of the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle, in a depression proximal to the pisiform bone.
➞ HE-6, ➞ HE-5 and ➞ HE-4 are all located on a line on the radial aspect of the tendon at 0.5 cun intervals. Also located on the wrist crease are ➞ P-7 (between the tendons of the palmaris longus and the flexor carpi radialis muscles) and ➞ LU-9 (on the radial aspect, lateral to the radial artery).
0.3–0.5 cun vertically or transversely deep to the tendon (parallel to the wrist crease 0.5–0.8 cun). Caution: Ulnar artery/nerve. Painful point!
● Regulates and strengthens the Heart (Blood and Yin), calms the shen
● Clears Heat from the Heart channel
● Moves Qi locally for disorders of the wrist
Yuan-source point, shu-stream point, Earth point, sedation point. Major point for calming the shen.
Category: Acupuncture Points
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