(PC) Pericardium Meridian - Hand Jue Yin - General Information

  • Internal/External Pathways
    Originates in the Chest
    Enters the pericardium
    Descends through the diaphragm to the abdomen
    Connecting with the Triple Heater
    Another branch emerges at PC 1
  • Measurements Needed
    Sternum -to- Coracoid Process = 6 cun
    Sternum -to- Acromion Process = 8 cun
    Axillary Fold -to- Cubital Crease = 9 cun
    Cubital Crease -to- Wrist Crease = 12 cun
    Nipple -to- PC 1 = 1 cun
    Anterior Midline -to- PC 1 = 5 cun
    Root of Breast = 5th Intercostal Space
  • Precautions - [all]
    PC 1 - NDN
  • Point Relationships
    Wrist - SI 5 - TH 4 - LI 5 || LU 9 - PC 7 - HT 7
    Elbow Points - SI 8 - TH 10 - LI 11 || LU 5 - PC 3 - HT 3
  • Additional Helpful Information
  • No finger or hand measurements on the lower arm
  • Cun Measurement Reminders:
    (Cun measurements points along the meridian)

    Yin Meridians || Upper Arm || Forearm
    LU  6, 5 || 7, 1.5, 1
    PC  7 || 5, 3, 2
    HT  3 || 1.5, 1, .5

    Yang Meridians || Forearm || Upper Arm
    LI  3, 5, 8, 9, 10 || *1, 3, 7
    TH  2, 3, 5, 7 || *1, 1, mid 11-13, -3 below TH 14
    SI  5 ||
  • Japanese Acupuncture Point Location
    PC 6 is located on the ulnar side of the Palmaris longus tendon. It is less than 2 cun proximal to the wrist crease, and usually shows distinctive pressure pain.