HT-5 (Tong Li)

HT3-HT7

Chinese Name:

Tongli 通里

English translation:

Connecting Interior

Location:

On the palmar aspect of the forearm, the point is on the radial side of the tendon m. flexor carpi ulnaris, 1.0 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Classification:

Luo-Connecting point of the Heart Meridian

Indications:

Palpitations, pain in wrist & arm.

Aphasia (with tongue stiffness/hysterical aphasia), sudden loss of voice.

Dizziness, sore throat, headache, psychosis (Diankuang), neuraesthenia, uterine haemorrhage, urinary incontinence.

Cardiac arrhythmia, bradycardia, chest pain, cough, asthma, hysteria, fever with malaise in the chest, hot face without sweating, groaning, pain & blood congestion in eyes, frequent yawning, vomiting, sensation of chills in the heart, heart feels as if lifted upwards.

Functions:

Calms the Shen, benefits the tongue, regulates heartbeat.

Notes:

HT 5 is a very good point to tonify Heart Qi. Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.


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