Pericardium Pc

Pericardium Pc

Ba Gua
Primary Function
Pericardium is an important channel for memory and brain function. Working on Pc can help mend a broken heart
Areas / Symptoms
Diaphragm heart
Brief Psychology
Intimate Relationships Opening or Closing off the heart intimacy
Primary functions
protect the heart traditionally seen as the primary channel for treating the heart treats disorders of the spirit treats disorders of the chest lateral costal region and arm pit treats febrile diseases
Begins in centre of chest, connects with the pericardium, descends through the diaphragm to the abdomen, passing through the upper, middle and lower parts of the body. One branch runs from inside the chest to emerge in the costal region near Pc1, arches over the armpit down the middle part of the arm to the middle finger. Another branch arises from palm at Pc8 and follows the middle finger aspect of the ring finger to its tip.
Zangfu Connections
6 Channel Partner
Divergent Channel
Separates from the primary channel on the arm below the level of the armpit, 3 bin inferior to GB22, enters the chest and communicates with the three parts of the body, and a branch ascends across the throat and emerges behind the ear to converge with the SJ channel.
Luo Connecting Channel
Begins at Pc6 and moves up the arm to the pericardium and heart
Sinew Channel
Originates at the tip of the middle finger and runs together with the lung sinew channel to bind at the medial side of the elbow, binds near the armpit and disperses over the anterior and posterior aspects of ribs
Channel Meeting points
None listed
Time of Day
7pm to 9pm
The nine points of the Pericardium correspond with the nine points of the heart. The key role of the heart protector is to protect the heart. It plays an important role in discernment, using both internal and external cues to work out if our heart is safe. The heart protector plays a key role in intimacy allowing a loving embrace of another, influences circulation and involved in sexuality. The channel may show when safety is a concern especially if the safety of our heart is at risk. May show due to sexuality or intimacy issues or when there are blood circulation problems.

Cutaneous region


Key aspects

  • Protector of the heart
  • Heart, pericardium, diaphragm, anterior serratus
  • Memory, sleep, speech
  • Penetrates and harmonises all three jiao
  • Pc6 master nausea point
  • Fever (fire)
  • Also connects with liver channel (6 channel theory: jue yin channel), means pericardium points may be used for generalised stress and stagnation, particularly Pc6 and 7

Acupuncture Points

PointSpecial PointBalancesBalance for:
For Brainhead and throatcoughvomiting and headachewhere there is disharmony between Qi of body and headFor people not connected to their body or feelings.Body connection
He Sea
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
Xi-CleftKey Point
pain acute conditions
Jing River
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
Spirit PointMaster PointKey PointLuo Point
Inner intentionCalms a restless heartquiets the mindbetrayal of intimacy (divorce - rape - incest)rapeincestEmotionsIntimacyInner ConnectionHurtDisorders of the Abdomen Lumber region and back Head and nape Face and mouth Chest and lateral costal region Resuscitation
Shu StreamYuan Point
QiLingJing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationEmotionsOriginal QientitiesghostsBrain Integrationbrain
Key PointYing Spring
Virtue Negative Aspects of Self intimacy openness warm protected spontaneous control connection propriety (appropriate action) self mastery social interaction propriety external connection balance understanding of others understood by others discernment communication insight receptive valuable connected with heaven acting rightly pure inspired self worth letting go acknowledged alone sufficiency - having enough non-attached wisdom to treat myself well wisdom overcoming fear will driven clever able to rest full of life concentration focus meeting needs inside integrating myself into the wider world altruism reciprocity adaptability nourished understand myself true giving integrity interested in others adaptable giving and receiving self-esteem vision planning benevolent patient free flexible choice guarded vulnerable isolated unsafe betrayed hurt pained controllingJing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationentitiesghostsBrain Integrationbrain
Jing Well
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation