Theory

HT 6 - Acupuncture Point - Yin Xi


HT 6 Names

  • English Name: Yin Cleft
  • Pinyin Name: Yin Xi
  • Chinese Character: 陰郄

Location

  • .5 cun above the wrist crease on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, on the HT 3 - HT 7 line.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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HT 6 Clinical Uses

  • Night sweats, Steaming Bone Disorders, tonify Yin and Blood.  Often used with SI 3 for nightsweats.
  • Acute chest and/or heart pain from Blood stasis.  Palpitations, although HT 5 may be better.
  • Acute emotional disturbances - mania, anxiety, shock, sudden loss of voice.
  • Counterflow qi - panic attacks, vomiting blood, nosebleeds.


HT 6 Point Associations


HT 6 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



HT 6 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

SI 6

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  • SI 6  Nursing the Aged
    • Acute and Severe Pain, in the neck, shoulder a/or arms.
    • Useful point for treating elderly patients, deafness, tinnitus, failing vision, upper body/limb stiffness.
    • Overwork a/or overstrain, fatigue in the extremities.  



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