( P-5 Intermediary Messenger JIANSHI - Acupuncture Points ) 3 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 joint space (➞ P-7), measure 3 cun in a proximal
direction and locate P-5 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-5 is located at its ulnar aspect.
0.5–1 cun vertically or obliquely in a proximal direction. Caution: The median nerve here is only covered by the radial head of the flexor digitorum superficialis. Vertical needling should not exceed 0.5 cun; no strong needle stimulation.
● Calms the shen and the Heart
● Harmonises the Middle Burner
● Clears Heart Fire
● Unbinds the chest
● Transforms invisible Phlegm
Jing-river point, Metal point. Important point for transforming Phlegm blocking the orifices.
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