The PC Meridian - Functions Chart

The PC Meridian

Below you will find clinical usage information for all points along the (PC) Pericardium Meridian . You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, clinical usages, and related patterns and conditions.

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There Are 9 Points Along The (PC) Pericardium Meridian ...

The PC Meridian Functions Chart

PC 1 Celestial Pool


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  • Window of the Sky Point, opens the chest - fullness, counterflow qi, cough with phlegm.
  • Headache, blurred vision, axillary sweating, malarial disorders, difficulty moving the limbs.
  • Breast disorders, breast abscess, insufficient lactation.

PC 2 Celestial Spring


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  • Opens the chest and invigorates the blood¬†- cardiac pain / angina, cough, localized pain in the chest / shoulder area.
  • Calms the spirit - palpitations.

PC 3 Marsh at the Bend


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  • Chronic angina -¬†palpitations, anxiety, panic attacks, sensation of "pounding" heart particularly in the upper abdominal area.
  • Tremors of the hand a/or arm, Parkinson's disease - localized pain in the elbow and arm.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, "sudden turmoil disease" - vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Clears Ying Stage Heat - summer-heat stroke, other heat disease.

PC 4 Xi Cleft Gate

  • Acute palpitations, angina.
  • Acute heat in the Blood, coughing or vomiting of Blood, bleeding hemorrhoids.
  • Spirit disorders typically due to Blood stasis, yin spirit problems, depression, fear of people, grief.

PC 5 Intermediary Courier

  • Phlegm issues effecting the chest, heart, lungs a/or throat.
  • Heat disorders effecting the heart, chest pain, restlessness, insomina, red tongue tip.
  • Sudden heart pain, angina.
  • Wheezing with phlegm that you can feel and hear, combine with CV 22.
  • Distal point for enlarged thyroid.

PC 6 Inner Pass

  • Similar to PC 3 but more for Chronic Heart symptoms from Qi stagnation.
  • Opens and relaxes the chest, chest tightness, asthma, angina, palpitations.
  • Insomnia a/or other spirit disorders of an excess or deficient nature, mania, nervousness, stress, poor memory.
  • Nausea, seasickness, motion sickness, vomiting, epigastric pain.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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.
  • Main treatment point of Spleen Sho pattern (with SP 3) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.

PC 8 Palace of Toil

  • Excess heat conditions, more cooling than PC 7 which can be used for heat from an excess or deficient issue.
  • Heat in the mouth, mouth or tongue ulcers, cold sores from Heart or Stomach Fire.
  • Cools Ying and Blood stage heat, fevers with damage to the yin.
  • Cools the Blood, blood in the stool or urine, nosebleeds.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Important point for qi gong healing, can increase internal energy by placing PC 8 on GV 20.

PC 9 Central Hub

  • Jing Well Point for clearing heat in the Heart.
  • Stiff tongue, speech disorders, especially those arising after a stroke.
  • Restoring consciousness.

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