HT-6 (Yin Xi)

HT3-HT7

Chinese Name:

Yinxi 阴郄

English translation:

Yin Cleft

Location:

On the palmar aspect of the forearm, the point is on the radial side of the tendon m. flexor carpi ulnaris, .5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Classification:

Xi-Cleft point of the Heart Meridian

Indications:

Cardiac pain, palpitations.

Night sweats.

Neuraesthenia, haematemesis, epistaxis, vaginal discharge.

Pulmonary tuberculosis, brachial neuralgia, disorders of energy/chills, profuse perspiration with fear of cold, headache, vertigo, cholera with contractures, sudden atony of tongue, fullness in the chest.

Functions:

Calms the Shen, clears deficiency Heat, nourishes Heart Yin, stops night sweating.

Notes:

HT 6 is a very good point for Steaming Bone disorders and night sweating. A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at Xi-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun