HT 7 - Acupuncture Point - Shen Men

  • English Name:  Spirit Gate
  • Pinyin Name:  Shen Men
  • Chinese Character:  神門
  • At the wrist crease, on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, between the ulna and the pisiform bones.
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  • Tonify deficiencies of the HT Qi, Blood, Yin and Yang.
  • Emotional issues, especially those with related sleep or thinking manifestations - insomnia, muddled thinking.
  • Heart and Phlegm fire leading to insomnia, anxiety, mania.
  • Physical responses to emotional stimuli - anxiety w/palpitations, nausea w/panic a/or fear.
  • Heart palpitations from any etiology as well as irregular heart beat, pounding heart, angina.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Emotional/Psychological issues, w/PC 7 for sweat problems (too much or too little).

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The (HT) Heart Meridian has 9 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions


PC 7
Great Mound
  • Cooling heat that is effecting the Heart of a deficient or excess nature.
  • Clears Ying and Blood heat, fever deep in the body that is drying up fluids.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, combine with PC 5, PC 6 & SP 9.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Emotional issues, w/HT 7 for sweat issues (too much or too little), hot flashes.
LU 9
Great Abyss
  • Tonify LU Qi and Yin - cough, asthma, wheezing, SOB, chronic runny nose w/watery discharge.
  • Palpitations.
  • Wrist pain, arm pain along meridian.
  • Hui Meeting Point of the Vessls - circulation issues, clarifying an indescernible pulse (for diagnosis).
SI 5
Yang Valley
  • Local point for the hand and wrist.
  • Neck and shoulder pain and/or swelling.
  • Toothache, lockjaw.
  • Clears heat from the hearts - calms the spirit, manic behavior.  
SI 4
Wrist Bone
  • Local point for shoulder, arm, hand and wrist problems particularly along the course of the meridian.
  • Useful point to treat problems with all fingers - contracture, pain, swelling, stiffness.
  • Headache, neck pain.
  • Jaundice.  


TH 4
Yang Pool
  • Dorsal wrist issues such as strains, sprains or subluxations.
  • Wasting & thirsting disorder, regulates water metabolism, alleviates dry mouth a/or thirst.
  • Moxa to tonify the Yang of the body

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