on the flexor aspect of the forearm,
(inner aspect), 2 cun above Daling (P 7),
between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor
(P 7), is located on the wrist crease between the
aforementioned tendons, so this point is aprx. 2 thumb
breadths up the forearm from the wrist crease.
a cun is the distance between the 2nd
and 3rd knuckles, or the distance at the widest part
of the thumb.
i perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1.0
ii joined to Waiguan (SJ
iii angular insertion 1.0 to 1.5 inches along the
channel towards the chest for diseases f the chest
iv angular insertion 1.0 to 1.5 inches along the channel
towards the fingers for numbness of the fingers
Caution; the median nerve lies directly
under this point and needling can produce a significant
electrical shock sensation. While this sensation signifies
the arrival of Qi, further
manipulation may damage the nerve.
Moxa is OK
Unbinds the chest and regulates Qi
Regulates the heart and calms the spirit
Harmonizes the stomach and alleviates nausea
Opens the Yinwei meridian
Signs and Symptoms
cardiac pain, palpitation, stuffy chest,
pain in the hypochonidriac region, stomachache, nausea,
vomiting, hiccup, mental disorders, epilepsy, insomnia,
febrile diseases, irritability, malaria, pain/contracture
of elbow and arm
Neiguan is considered the single
most important distal point for the treatment of any
kind of chest pain. It is a primary point in Acupuncture
Anaesthesia for chest surgery.
The Heart is considered to be the residence
of Spirit and the Pericardium, as the muscule that
wraps the Heart, is its protector. Neiguan
is the point of choice for regulating the Heart, both
at the physical level (pounding of the Heart, rhythm
disorders) and at the metaphysical level (insomnia,
epilepsy, mania, poor memory, loss of memory, fright,
sadness and anxiety).
Finally, like other points on the Pericardium
Channel, because this channel connects with the middle,
Neiguan is indicated for various stomach
and intestinal disorders. Specifically, Neiguan
is chosen for vomiting due to pregnancy, and vomiting
as a side effect of chemotherapy.