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The Heart has 5 principal Functions

1. Governs the bíood and bíood vesseís
2. Houses the spírít
3. Opens ínto the tongue
4. Governs sweatíng
5. Manífests ín the compíexíon
Point actions and indications:
 Treats pain of the chest and Heart and disorders of
Heart rhythm
Acute paín of the Heart and chest may radíate aíong the
Heart channeí ín the íeft arm, down to the abdomen (HT
prímary and sínew channeís) or up to the throat (HT
prímary and dívergent channeís).
In current practíce, PC poínts are mostíy favored for paín of
the chest and Heart, whííe dísorders of Heart rhythm are
treated by seíectíng poínts from both channeís.
 Regulate and calm the Spirit
Poínts of the Heart channeí, especíaííy HT 5 and HT 7, are
among the most ímportant of the poínts to harmoníze the
spírít.
 Treats disorders of the Tongue and Speech
Incíudíng íoss of voíce, stíhness of the tongue, and paínfuí
and swoííen tongue.
 Treats disorders of the Eyes
The HT channeí connects to the eyes through íts dívergent
channeí (connects to SI at the ínner canthus of the eye)
and through íts íuo channeí (connects wíth the root of the
eye).
 Various disorders of the face and complexion
Functions of the Heart
Main Pathay
1. The channeí orígínates ín
the Heart.
2. The channeí descends to
connect wíth the Smaíí
Intestíne.
3. It then ascends aíongsíde
the esophagus, crosses the
face and cheek and
connects wíth the tíssues
surroundíng the eye.
4. Another branch traveís
dírectíy from the Heart to
the Lung, descends to
emerge from the axííía at
HT 1, and traveís aíong the
medíaí aspect of the upper
arm to the radíaí corner of the naíí at HT 9.

The Heart !hannel
"i#ergent !hannel
Thís íeaves the prímary merídían ín the axíííary fossa, enters the chest
and connects wíth the Heart. It then ascends across the throat and
emerges on the face, |oíníng the Smaíí Intestíne merídían at the medíaí
canthus of the eye.
!onnecting !hannel
Thís íeaves the prímary merídían at HT 5 and |oíns the Smaíí Intestíne
merídían. At about 1.5 ACI above the wríst ñexure ít agaín separates
from the Smaíí Intestíne merídían and foííows the Heart prímary
merídían to the heart. It then proceeds to the base of the tongue and
connects wíth the eye.
Muscle !hannel
Thís starts on the medíaí aspect of the ñfth dígít, bínds wíth the
písíform bone and agaín at the medíaí aspect of the eíbow, then
proceeds up the arm to enter the chest cavíty beíow the axííía. It
crosses the Lung muscíe channeí ín the breast regíon and bínds ín the
chest. Descendíng across the díaphragm, ít bínds at the umbííícus.

The Heart !hannel
Entry point$ First %id point ⊥ 5 & 5
'ocation In the axííía, upon the axíííary artery.
To expose ít, semí-abduct the arm and paípate the artery
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Arm shouíd be ín anatomícaí posítíon.
In the center of the axííía, on the medíaí síde of
the axíííary artery, ínferíor to the pectoraíís ma|or muscíe.
CTA
(eedling 90° ínsertíon (ín the dírectíon of GB 21) .5-1 cun, avoídíng the
axíííary artery
) Medial insertion toards the chest may puncture the 'ung
)
Functions Mo#es *i and alle#iates Heart$ chest$ and lateral costal pain
o Heart paínfuí obstructíon, Heart paín wíth retchíng, sadness,
anxíety and paípítatíons, chest paín and shortness of breath,
fuíí, dístended íateraí costaí regíon
D
Regulates +o of *i through the hole arm
o Inabíííty to raíse the shouíder, axííía paín, numbness and
paínfuí obstructíon of upper íímb, coíd and paín of the eíbow
and arm.
D
Toni,es HT yin$ clears empty-heat
o Dry mouth, níght sweats, mentaí restíessness, ínsomnía.
M
Spirit-le#el Heart collapse
o Duíí, íífeíess quaííty ín eyes, ashen compíexíon. Spírítuaí
emptíness on aíí omcíaís. Lífe ís a |oyíess struggíe for controí
and unendíng chaos. Feebíe or absent puíse.
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First %id
o Drowníng, faíntíng, heart faííure
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(ame Híghest Spríng
|í: Extreme, most venerabíe, best
Ouan: spríng, fountaín
'. Virtues: !onnects to the hea#enly source of yang/ %ligns
the human heart ith the heart of hea#en/ Empoers
compassion$ emotional armth$ and e0ortless control
1uei2/ As the poíestar ís the center of the uníverse, the sun the
center of the soíar system, and the emperor the center of the
natíon, so too ís the heart the center of one´s beíng. Cut oh from
the "utmost source," we may appear coíd and ísoíated, íackíng
compassíon for ourseíves and others. Lífe becomes a |oyíess
struggíe for controí and seemíngíy unendíng chaos. Thís tends to
manífest as a generaíízed spírítuaí emptíness wíthín aíí of the
omcíaís and as a duíí or íífeíess quaííty ín the eyes and ashen
compíexíon. Absence or feebíeness of the HT puíse suggests severe
depíetíon of both heart qí and yang. Heart 1 empowers the
aíígnment of one´s heart wíth uníversaí centers so that one may be
nouríshed from the prímaí source.
3ther

HT 4 5tmost Source
o Thís poínt deaís wíth the Supreme Controííer-the God wíthín
us, exístíng by the
o God outsíde of us. They´re one and they need to communícate.
Heart 1 makes that connectíon. It |oíns us up wíth the utmost
source.
o If the Supreme Controííer íoses connectíon wíth íts source you´íí
see chaos and uncertaínty. The other omcíaís become very
unruíy and paníc strícken. They´re aíí dependent upon the S.C.
to bríng cohesíon. The patíent may feeí ísoíated, íoneíy, and
uníoved, feeííng no compassíon, warmth, or |oy and be
struggííng to survíve.
o Thís ís the best and most reverent spríng. The utmost comes
from thís spríng. Thís poínt provídes a very powerfuí
resurrectíon for the heart when HT 7 ís not enough. It touches
the essence of the heart. Thís poínt ís essentíaí for heart
coííapse at spírít íeveí and ís maíníy used for the spírít. It ís
good to moxa, bíastíng energy down the merídían.
The Heart !hannel
⊥ 6 & 5
'ocation On the medíaí surface of the arm
3 ACI proxímaí to the ñexure of the eíbow
Upon the brachíaí artery
|RW
Arm shouíd be ín anatomícaí posítíon
3 cun proxímaí to HT 3
In the groove medíaí to the bíceps brachíí muscíe.
To demonstrate the muscíe,
Fíex the forearm agaínst resístance wíth the arm bent.
CTA
(eedling 45° dístaí or proxímaí ínsertíon, .5-1 cun,
avoídíng the brachíaí artery.
Many earíy cíassícs oníy díscuss moxa wíth thís poínt, ímpíyíng
needííng was contraíndícated.
Function %cti#ates the channel 7 alle#iates pain
o Inabíííty to raíse the shouíder and arm, sweíííng, shouíder
redness and paín, axííía paín, headache wíth coíd shíveríng,
yeííow eyes, íateraí costaí regíon paín, scrofuía
Spirit le#el: 8m9alanced 'ing 1potency2 Spirit
o Appearíng out of synch ín íífe, stutteríng, heart paípítatíons,
ínsomnía. Feeííng spírítuaííy ímpotent. May appear shaky
and fríghtened. Wííheím |states| that Líng "ís the spírít that
must anímate íeaders and the ruíers of men-a profound
ínner seríousness from whích aíí outer terrors gíance oh
harmíessíy." The ruíer remaíns so "composed and reverent
ín spírít" that the sacríñcíaí ríte ís not ínterrupted. When the
yín and yang of heart spírít ís baíanced, then thíngs proceed
"as íf they were done by no one."
(ame Cyan Spírít
Oíng: cyan, bíue-green, purpíe
Líng: spírít; dívíne; emcacíous
Aíternate Names: Cyan Spírít Spríng
'. Virtues: (ourishes shen/ Empoers e0ecti#e performance
of ritual/ !auses Heart *i to rush/ 8ncreases the potency of
the Heart as master/ Oíng ííng ís the name of the terrace to
whích the emperor went ín order to receíve spírítuaí ínñuences. In
the I Chíng, hexagram 51 corresponds to the "bíue-green dragon"
(qíng ííng), the arrívaí of spríng. The hexagram teíís us that even
though thunder may roíí and spread terror for a hundred mííes
around, the ruíer remaíns so "composed and reverent ín spírít" that
the sacríñcíaí ríte ís not ínterrupted. Wííheím |states| that "thís ís
the spírít that must anímate íeaders and the ruíers of men-a
profound ínner seríousness from whích aíí outer terrors gíance oh
harmíessíy." In thís context qíng ííng may address the emperor´s
power to ínvoke raín from heaven, essentíaí for new growth ín
spríng, through the performance of rítes. In generaí, ííng may be
consídered to be the potency of the emperor (or heart) as deríved
from fuíñííment of hís mandate (míng) to ruíe the natíon ín an

HT : 'ittle Sea
ehectíve manner. I have found thís poínt usefuí ís restoríng a
patíent´s sense of potency ín ínítíatíng new begínníng. An índívíduaí
wíth a heart ín whích the ííng spírít ís unbaíanced may show up as
beíng out of synch ín íífe. Symptomatícaííy, thís may appear as
stutteríng, heart paípítatíons, or ínsomnía. The índívíduaí may aíso
appear shaky and fríghtened. When the yín and yang of heart spírít
ís baíanced, then thíngs proceed "as íf they were done by no one."
3ther
o If needíed, energy wííí rush wíth great speed causíng 80% of
patíents to faínt.
o Thís ís a poínt deaííng wíth growth and nouríshment of the
spírít. It ís the green of íífe.
HT ; !yan Spirit
<ater point$ Sea point ⊥ :-5 & :-= or 6
'ocation On the anteríor surface of the forearm,
Cíose to the medíaí end of the eíbow crease
Lateraí to the medíaí epícondyíe of the humerus
|ust over the muscíe beííy
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Haífway between the tendon of the bíceps brachíí muscíe
and the medíaí epícondyíe of the humerus, at approxímateíy
the mídpoínt of the ííne |oíníng the medíaí end of the
transverse cubítaí crease and the medíaí epícondyíe of
the humerus when the eíbow ís ñexed.
CTA
(eedling 45° ínsertíon dístaííy or proxímaííy, or dírected towards LI 11, .5-1
cun
Accordíng to a number of cíassícaí sources thís poínt ís
contraíndícated to moxa.
Function Treats disorders of the arm and hand
D, M
o Trembííng and numbness, wínd bí, ínabíííty to raíse the four
íímbs, sweíííng, paín or ñaccídíty of the eíbow |oínt
Treats Heart-Fire$ calms the Spirit$
D, M
transforms phlegm
D
o Manía, íaughter, epííepsy, depressíon, poor memory, mentaí
retardatíon, hypomanía
D, M
vomítíng of foamy (watery)
saííva
D
<ater not controlling Fire (HT yín deñcíency or HT ñre)
L|
o See HT ñre symptoms above. Aíso, stutteríng, hot ñashes,
heart paípítatíons, nervousness, seemíng out of controí,
feeííng víctímízed by egoíc desíres, tíghtíy heíd heart wíth
pressure generated by repressed or unfuíñííed desíres.
<ater o#er-controlling Fire (HT yang def. (from beíng
extínguíshed)
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o Heart attack or heart faííure from HT yang def., fear
extínguíshíng heart´s ñame, íack of emotíonaí warmth and
connectíon to seíf and others, feeííng out of controí and
víctímízed by fear.
(ame>ER Lesser Sea
Shao: Less, few, reíated to somebody
young
Haí: sea
Aíternate Name Bendíng |oínt
'. Accordíng to Chínese tradítíonaí medícíne, the functíon of thís poínt
ís to caím heart spírít. The more tíghtíy a thíng ís heíd the more ít
víbrates and the more heat ís generated. As the heart ís
constraíned, íts qí stagnates and heat buííds up. Hence, a tíghtíy
heíd and cíosed heart may be evídenced by stutteríng, heat
ñushed, heart paípítatíons, and nervousness. Thís poínt may be
"ííttíe" (shao), but as the sea (haí) poínt on the heart merídían, ít
provídes access to an ocean of potentíaí yín energy that may cooí
and, thus, caím the heart ñre. As the water poínt on a ñre merídían,

HT : 'ittle Sea
I have found thís poínt usefuí for harmonízíng the reíatíonshíp
between the heart and kídney omcíaís.
3ther
o Thís poínt accesses the sea of the Supreme Controííer.
o Don´t rush to thís poínt or you íose 90% of íts vaíue.
o Water controís ñre-thís poínt has a caímíng ehect íf the ñre ís
too hot.
o If water ís deñcíent, ít steams up causíng perspíratíon and then
dríes up causíng dryness.
o A reservoír of vítaí Oí, you can draw water from here to
wherever ít míght be of use.
o Thís poínt can be used íf a person ís suheríng from stutteríng for
exampíe, and there ís a íack of controí. You may need to sedate
Water íf Fíre ís goíng out. In that case, there may be ñoodíng,
fear, paníc, goíng rígíd, drowníng.
Metal point$ Ri#er point ⊥ : & :-5
'ocation On the anteríor surface of the forearm
1½ ACI proxímaí to HT 7, íateraí to the tendon
|RW
Radíaí to the tendon of the ñexor carpí uínarís muscíe,
between the tendons of the ñexor carpí uínarís and
the ñexor dígítorum superñcíaíís muscíes,
1.5 cun proxímaí to HT 7.
The poínt ííes ín the channeí radíaí to the tendon of
the ñexor carpí uínarís muscíe. (The ñexor carpí uínarís
stands out proxímaí to the písíform bone
when the wríst ís ñexed agaínst resístance.
The ñexor dígítorum superñcíaíís ís paípabíe
when the 4th and 5th dígíts are ñexed símuítaneousíy.)
CTA
(eedling (1) 90° ínsertíon .3-.5 cun, or (2) 45° proxímaí or dístaí ínsertíon .5-
1 cun
Function
!alms the spirit and 9ene,ts the #oice
"
o Sadness, fear, restíess zang dísorder (over thínkíng, excess
worry and anxíety ín|ure the HT, SP, and LR causíng
unpredíctabíe emotíonaí responses, meíanchoíy, dísturbed
behavíor, restíessness, ínsomnía, íoss of voíce, manía)
Treats the el9o and arm
"$ M
o Reíaxes contractíon of the muscíes and sínews of the eíbow
and arm. Heíps spasm, neuraígía, arthrítís, etc. For freezíng
coíd sensatíon deep wíthín marrow and bones
!alms Fire o#er-controlling Metal 1Heart-Fire2
'.
o Bítterness, excess need for controí, arrhythmíc breathíng,
unabíe to receíve, íet go and be spontaneous ín íífe. Aíso
normaí heart-ñre symptoms.
Harmoni?es the rhythm of Fire 1heart9eat2 and Metal
1inhale-exhale2
'.
HT @ Spirit Path
o Feeííng ísoíated from purpose, ídentífyíng wíth paín, sadness
and íoss. Unabíe to íet go of paín and bítterness assocíated
wíth the heart´s íosses and betrayaís.
Toni,es Metal ithin Fire
'.
o Over-materíaíísm, íackíng connectíon to spírítuaí path. Lack
of openness and receptívíty wíthín the heart so that
compassíon ís admínístered wíth precísíon.
!alms Metal re9elling against Fire
'.
o Seíf-ríghteousness from íosíng touch wíth our hearts. Faíííng
to vaíue and íosíng compassíon for "nonbeííevers."
(ame>ER Spírít Pathway
Líng: Spírít
Dao: pathway
3ther
o Wíth thís poínt you are contactíng the essence of Fíre to
reconnect wíth the Father.
o Use when there ís a futíííty, speechíessness, no íaughter,
paraíysís of aíí the senses, the patíent has no wííí. When the
path of the spírít ís bíocked, consíder Heart 4 especíaííy.
o The quaííty of Fíre may be poor wíthout strength, consístency or
structure. Use thís poínt when a person ís íosíng theír way. It
puts them ín touch wíth theír own ínner |ourney. Use thís poínt
to íead them back to theír íntegríty and that whích ís ríght for
them.
o It gets energy to move aíone - use wíth Spírít Gate and open the
gate before íeadíng the spírít down the path.

HT : 'ittle Sea
'uo point ⊥ : & :-5
'ocation On the anteríor surface of the forearm
1½ ACI proxímaí to HT 7
Lateraí to the tendon
|RW
Radíaí to the tendon of the ñexor carpí uínarís muscíe,
between the tendons of the ñexor carpí uínarís
and the ñexor dígítorum superñcíaíís muscíes,
1 cun proxímaí to HT 7, ín the same channeí as Heart 4.
CTA
(eedling 90° ínsertíon .3-.5 cun, or 45° proxímaí/dístaí ínsertíon .5-1 cun
Function !alms the spirit
D, M
o Frequent yawníng and groaníng wíth sadness, restíess zang
dísorder (see HT 4), vexatíon and anger, sadness, fríght,
depressíon. "HT 5 treats a fríghtened heart."
Regulates the HeartAs rhythm
D
o Paípítatíons, fríght paípítatíons, dísorders of the Heart´s
rhythm, qí deñcíency
Toni,es Heart Bi
M
o Best poínt on HT channeí for thís. Paípítatíons, shortness of
breath, sweatíng, paííor, fatígue, íístíessness, empty puíse,
paíe/normaí tongue, mídííne crack to típ
Cene,ts the tongue
D, M
o Exceííent for sudden íoss of voíce (aphasía), ínabíííty to
speak, stutteríng, stíhness of tongue, eye paín, speech
dísorders foííowíng wínd-stroke
%cti#ates the channel and alle#iates pain
D
o Head wínd, headache and dízzíness, vísuaí dízzíness
!lears Heart D Cladder Fire
M
o Thírst, bítter taste, ínsomnía, tongue uícers, burníng upon
urínatíon, bíood ín uríne.
Vents heat and phlegm thatAs agitating Shen to the exterior
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o Confusíon, agítatíon, excess sortíng, HT ñre symptoms
probabíy
!losing to intimacy
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ER Connectíng Lí
Tong: to go through, unbíock; connect
Lí: unít of measurement; ward, víííage
Aíternate Names: Connectíng Graín
On the HT these characters mean the ínnermost structure of my
íífe. From thís poínt a pathway begíns and separates from the HT
merídían and goes to the HT, connects to root of the tongue and
goes up to the ínner connectíve system of the eyes. Tong Lí ís the
ímage of connectíng wíth the ínner structure of íífe, through the
heart, tongue, and eyes to see the ínner reason of beíng from the
outsíde. It has to do wíth communícatíon wíth the ínnermost seíf;
free círcuíatíon of aíí the ínñuences of the spíríts; free
HT 5 Penetrating 8nside
communícatíon wíth Heaven; the openíng of my mínd to a kínd of
understandíng.
3ther
o Thís poínt íncreases controí and stabííízes the Heart. It takes the
person deep ínsíde hímseíf. Thís poínt penetrates to the very
souí, re-energízíng and restoríng peace.
o It can be used íf the puíse voíume changes wíth Heart 7, but not
the quaííty.
o It´s usefuí wíth the person who says they´re empty or coíd ínsíde
wíth heat on the surface.
o Use íf the patíent ís hoídíng back, aíways fríghtened. It aííows a
deeper contact, patíent may open up more. Restores contact
wíth what´s reaííy happeníng.
o |G: Good for a person ín controí and hard-hearted. Softens the
heart, íessens the need for controí and makes hím/her more
maííeabíe so that the heart can be moved. Good for someone
who seeks connectíon sexuaííy. It penetrates ínsíde the HT and
íets feeííngs ín.

HT 5 Penetrating 8nside
6i !left point ⊥ : & :-=
'ocation On the anteríor surface of the forearm
1 ACI proxímaí to HT 7
Lateraí to the tendon
|RW
Radíaí to the tendon of the ñexor carpí uínarís muscíe,
between the tendons of the ñexor carpí uínarís and
the ñexor dígítorum superñcíaíís muscíes,
.5 cun proxímaí to HT 7, ín the same channeí as HT 4 and 5.
CTA
(eedling (1) 90° ínsertíon .3-.5 cun, or
(2) 45° proxímaí or dístaí ínsertíon .5-1 cun
Function !lears HT yin de,ciency and empty-heat
"$ M
o Níght sweats, steamíng bone dísorder, dry mouth, ínsomnía,
mentaí restíessness, feeííng of heat. Combíne wíth KI 7 to
reduce níght sweats.
M
"Reducíng HT 6 wííí stop níght
sweats and steamíng bone dísorder ín kíds," (Ode to
Eíucídate Mysteríes).
Mo#es Heart and chest 9lood stasis
"
o Heart paín, stabbíng paín of the HT, fuíí chest. PC 4 and PC 6
preferred cíínícaííy.
Mo#es Stagnation o9scuring the Heart
'.
o HT bíood stasís, HT heat, Bíood heat, HT phíegm
!alms the spirit
"
o Paípítatíons, fríght paípítatíons, fríght
ER Yín Cíeft
Yín: Yín, the compíement of Yang
Xí: Cíeft
Xí means a ííttíe crack, whích means there ís an opportuníty to
penetrate somewhere or have access to somewhere. When we
have access we can go at íeísure, índícatíng the abíííty to enter and
take what you want.
The character "yín" reíates to the ídea of the quíetness whích
avoíds agítatíon. The root of the spírít ís yín and ít provídes for the
actíon of the yang. It ís not by accídent that the two Seas of Oí are
on the yín merídían of CV. Thís poínt provídes specíaí access to the
reserves of the Heart, whích ís the yín. Yín reíates to the
conceaíment, the hídeaway (Shao Yín) aspects of thís merídían.
Thís character for yín appears on a íot of merídíans, mostíy on foot
merídíans. Thís ís the oníy hand merídían that has a poínt name
contaíníng the character Yín.
There ís a very deep reíyíng on the yín ín the Fíre eíement. Thís
poínt ís not for the expansíon of the Fíre ítseíf, ít ís for the uníversaí
receptíon of energy-we wííí not ñnd an anaíogous poínt on the PC
merídían. The oníy other poínt wíth Xí ín ít ís BL 38. An aíternatíve
name for thís poínt ís Stone Paíace, índícatíng that ít works for
bíockages.
3ther
HT E Fin Mound
o Use thís poínt when you need to raíse the Supreme Controííer
from the depths and go up on top of the mound to see aíí. The
omcíaí wííí say, "I need to see."
o Use when the Supreme Controííer has uncertaínty, confusíon,
and there´s no cooperatíon or coordínatíon among the omcíaís.
o Thís poínt has a strong ínñuence on the mentaí state and
revítaíízes qí.
o Thís poínt ís good for íong term heart dísturbance, wíth
restíessness, runníng on empty. It´s not so much for physícaí
probíems as for a wobbíe spírítuaííy. It has a caímíng ehect.
o Thís poínt can gíve a bíg puíse change and ís good wíth moxa.
o |G: Thís poínt ís good for ínsomnía (wakíng up after beíng
asíeep). It bríngs peace and quíte. It ís a mound-ít aííows you
to see so that you can ríse above a sítuatíon.

HT = Spirit Gate
Source$ Earth$ Sedation$ Stream$ First %id ⊥ : & 5-=
'ocation On the wríst crease
On the proxímaí radíaí síde of the písíform bone,
íateraí to the tendon
|RW
On the wríst ñexure,
(ít may be proxímaí to the skín crease íf the písíform ís íarge),
radíaí to the tendon of the ñexor carpí uínarís muscíe.
The poínt ís on the proxímaí radíaí corner of the písíform.
CTA
(eedling 90° ínsertíon .3-.5 cun, or 45° proxímaí, medíaí or dístaí, .5-.8 cun
! The uínar artery and uínar nerve ííe ad|acent to thís poínt !
Function !alms the Spirit
"
o Insomnía, taíkíng duríng síeep, poor memory, manía-
depressíon, epííepsy, dementía, desíre to íaugh, mad
íaughter, ínsuítíng peopíe, sadness, fear and fríght,
dísoríentatíon, restíess zang dísorder (see HT 4), íoss of
voíce
(ourishes Heart Clood
M
o Anxíety, ínsomnía, poor memory, paípítatíons, paíe tongue
Regulates and toni,es the Heart
"
o Heart paín, paípítatíons, fríght paípítatíons, poundíng of the
Heart.
3pens the Heart 3ri,ces
M
!lears Heart-Fire 9y 3iling the Spirit Gate 1rusted open2
'.
o Obsessíon wíth unfuíñííed desíres causíng agítatíon and heat
wíthín the Heart. Overíy excítabíe, taíkatíve, ínsomnía, heart
paípítatíons, haííucínatíons,
(ourishes the Spirit 9y 3iling the Spirit Gate 1rusted shut2
'.
o Depressíon, patíent appears wíthdrawn, non-communícatíve.
First %id
.R<
o anxíety, eíectríc shock, faíntíng, heart faííure, hystería,
shock, tooth extractíon
ER Spírít Gate
Shen: Spírít
Men: Gate, door
Aíí of the other Earth/Source poínts have the ídea of great power ín
theír name (Taí-meaníng great or powerfuí, as ín KI 3. Or Da-
meaníng great, powerfuí as ín PC 7). Source poínts are the access
gíven to the proper power of each Zang. For the Heart ít ís access
to the Spíríts. Thís poínt ís ín Chapter 71 of the Líng Shu. 8t is the
only point a9le to treat the Heart$ 9oth the spirit of the HT
and the HT acting as a so#ereign/
3ther
HT E Fin Mound
o A gate must open and cíose. If ít´s shut we´re ín perpetuaí
darkness. Nothíng can penetrate ínsíde íf thís gate ís cíosed.
There may be shut down, retreatíng behínd a barríer, excessíve
controí, no speech at aíí, mentaí shuttíng oh. A shock can síam
ít shut.
o If the gate ís |ammed open, the person can be ín hyper hígh
spíríts wíth a íater coííapse.
o If the patíent has "gíven up the ghost" thís poínt wííí revítaííze
theír spírít.
o Thís poínt bríngs stabíííty and the securíty of Earth ínto the
Heart omcíaí.
o Good íf the heart ís wobbíy on any íeveí. The person ís out of
controí, very taíkatíve, hígh spíríted yet wíth nothíng to say. Thís
poínt caíms the Fíre down and "earths" ít.
o |G: |oy and purpose can come through an open gate. Use for
íoss of cíaríty, awareness, to amrm one´s seíf and one´s míssíon.

HT = Spirit Gate
Fire point$ Horary point$ Spring point ⊥ ;-: & :-5
'ocation On the paímar surface of the hand
On the dístaí transverse crease
Between the 4
th
and 5
th
metacarpaís
|RW
Between the 4
th
and 5
th
metacarpaí bones,
In the depressíon proxímaí to the head of the 5
th
metacarpaí.
(Tradítíonaííy where the típ of the ííttíe ñnger
rests when a ñst ís made).
Thís poínt wííí normaííy ííe |ust proxímaí to the dístaí paímar crease,
but the deñnítíve íocatíon ís ín reíatíon to the bone, not the crease.
CTA
(eedling 90° ínsertíon .5 cun
Function !lears Heart Fire$ Empty-Heat$ Phlegm-Fire 1e#ery Heat in
the Heart2
M$ '.
o Insomnía wíth vívíd dreams, thírst, bítter taste, mentaí
restíessness or hypomanía, dark uríne, tongue uícers, red
tongue wíth red típ and yeííow coat.
M

o Heat ín the Heart ís repressed desíres that ííe ín the heart
unexpressed. Sedatíng HT 8 and SI 7 to draín Heart-Fíre
resuítíng from excessíve desíres.
L|
!alms the Spirit 1from Heart-Fire2
M
o Hypomanía, schízophrenía, psychosís, severe mentaí
dísorders from HT ñre
!lears Cladder Heat from the Heart and Small 8ntestine
"
o Itchíng of genítaís, paín of genítaís, dímcuít urínatíon,
enuresís, uteríne proíapse
Treats HT Bi de,ciency and stagnation
"
o Paípítatíons, fríght paípítatíons, sadness and worry wíth
dímíníshed qí, fear, fear of peopíe, excess síghíng,
píumstone qí, chest paín
Toni,es Heart Fire>Fang "e,ciency
'.
o Lack of bríghtness ín the eyes, ashen compíexíon, "burn
out".
(ame>ER 'esser Mansion
Shao: Lesser, mínor; few, ííttíe
Fu: resídence, storehouse, mansíon
Shao means ímperceptíbíe. We have on the HT merídían a píace
that receíves and transmíts but whích ís ímperceptíbíe. Thís ís the
authoríty whích ís abíe to admíníster. Thís represents the
admínístrator or omcíaí who ís ín charge of receívíng taxes for the
Emperor, and for the support of the ínner house of the Emperor.
Shao means the ínner house of the Emperor ín thís case. Thís ís the
Fíre poínt on a Fíre merídían. Here we are abíe to take what ís due
to maíntaín the House of the Heart, the ínner maíntenance of the
Heart, to ensure that the power of the Heart ís maíntaíned and the
HT H 'esser Palace
spíríts are dístríbuted everywhere. The Fu aíso ímpííes the
reíatíonshíp of thís poínt wíth the SI-there are many SI symptoms
treated by thís poínt.
3ther
o Thís poínt accesses the paíace of the Supreme Controííer whích
suppííes warmth, nouríshment, wísdom and guídance. It ís a
paíace whích accesses the sense of the goodness ín
everythíng, partícuíaríy when resígned or despaíríng and the
heart needs encouragement and |oy. It bríngs great |oy to the
spírít.
o Be carefuí not to cause an over-ragíng ñre.
o |G: Thís poínt gíves a vacatíon from one´s seíf and the worríes
that go wíth you. Go ínto the paíace for aíí the |oys and
píeasures. Cíears dead ash so that ííght can shíne bríghtíy.
o |G: Cautíon: ensure there are no heat sígns and that the puíse ís
íow enough to tonífy.

HT H 'esser Palace
<ood$ Toni,cation$ <ell$ Exit ⊥ 4 & :-5
'ocation Radíaí naíí poínt of the ííttíe ñnger
|RW
.1 cun proxímaí to the corner of the naíí,
|ust dístaí to the ñare of the dístaí phaíanx
CTA
(eedling 90° or 45° ínsertíon dírected proxímaííy .1-.2 cun, or príck to bíeed
Function Re#i#es consciousness from ind-stroIe
"$ M
Treats urgent conditions
"
o Revíves conscíousness (from wínd-stroke), manía-
depressíon, epííepsy, síghíng, fríght and sadness wíth
dímíníshed qí
!lears HT channel pain in head and face
"
o Paín at root of tongue, swoííen tongue, tongue thrustíng,
throat paínfuí obstructíon, dry throat, heat ín mouth, eye
paín, red eyes, yeííow eyes
!lears Heart-Fire
M
Toni,es <ood ithin Fire
'.
o Coídness, íack of |oy, íack of compassíon. Use HT 7 ñrst íf
ñre ís aímost out.
o Lack of ínsíght ínto íífe and seíf wíth |oyíessness. No vísíon.
o Use for resígnatíon, sadness to engender hope. Don´t use for
burnout.
Sedates <ood ithin Fire
'.
o Hypertensíon, heart attack, stroke, excess need for controí
o Agítatíon, sense of uncontroííed "rushíng" ín aíí manner of
personaí expressíon.
ER Lesser Surge
Shao: Lesser
Chong: thoroughfare, a hub; to surge,
cíash
Thís ís the Wood poínt and Weíí poínt. There ís the ídea of the
ríchness of a current of qí (aíso ín LR 3 Taí Chong, and GB 9 Tíen
Chong). The abíííty to be as rích as bíood and qí ís reñected on ST
poínt names (ST 42 and ST 30) that aíso contaín Chong-whích
means the perfect aíííance of yín and yang, bíood and qí. When yín
and yang aííy perfectíy the resuít ís thís sort of surgíng and dashíng
of íífe. So ín Chong we may see the ímpetuosíty of the Wood. (Aíso
on SP 12 Chong Men. HT 9, PC 9, TE 1-the vítaííty of the
harmonízatíon of yín and yang ís reñected ín these three weíí
poínts).
3ther
HT J 'ittle Rushing 8n
o Thís ís the íovíng breast of the mother. It creates bírth, growth,
determínatíon for the Body Mínd Spírít. It gíves Fíre the quaííty
of bírth and growth and the determínatíon to get up and go.
o Thís poínt can moduíate the fueíííng of Fíre by ahectíng the
amount of Wood.
o Thís poínt bríngs a rush of energy ínto the merídían. We must
never have "a íot" rushíng ínto the heart. If the heart ís íow, be
cautíous about bríngíng ín too much wood, puttíng the ñre out.
o |G: Thís poínt ís good for strokes-ít gets the bíood down and
reíeases ít. It bríngs a person back to aíertness, conscíousness
on any íeveí. For women, ít moves bíood whích ís a vehícíe of
emotíon. For men, ít moves qí, probíem soíves, overíy defended,
dísheveíed.

HT J 'ittle Rushing 8n