PC 6
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PC 6 Nei Guan 內關

“Inner Pass”

NEI inner, inside

GUAN gate, passage

Other Names

Location and Needling:

2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, between the tendons of the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis.
0.5-1 cun perpendicular or through and through needling to SJ5

Contraindications and Cautions


Lo Connecting Point, send vessel to Yuan Source point, SJ-4.
Confluent of Yin Wei Mai, couple point on Chong Mai. Passage point between all the yin meridians and all the yang meridians.

Spirit of Point: For fear of being ‘torn apart’. Lack of coordination between parts of the body. Restores balance between body and mind. Brings the physical and mental
symptoms in the line with each other. Allows person to see more clearly. Calms the fire element in general.
Expands the Chest and diaphragm, moves HT energy through the body via the SJ and move the Yin via the Yin Wei
Tonifies and regulates all aspects of the HT, Qi, Yin, Yang, Blood, Heat, Fire, Phlegm, restores consciousness, firms the will
Circulates Liver Qi and Blood, calms the fetus, gall stones
Regulates the ST, rebellious qi or Lactation stagnation

Signs and Symptoms

Clinical Research


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11 Mar 2012 04:44

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