Names Of Yin Xi

HT 6 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is HT 6 ?

HT 6 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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What Is HT 6 Used For?

HT 6 Clinical Usages

  • 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.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use HT 6 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use HT 6 ?

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".

What Points Are Near HT 6 ?

SI 6 Nursing the Aged


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  • 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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HT 1 , HT 2 , HT 3 , HT 4 , HT 5 , HT 6 , HT 7 , HT 8 , HT 9

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