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Shenmen(HT7)

Course
This channel starts from the heart, comes out of the cardiac system (the large vessels connecting with other visoera and descends through the diaphragm to connect with the small intestine.

Basic Introduction of Collaterals and Meridians


The branch of the channel sprouts from the cardiac system, runs upwards along the side of the throat,and joins the ocular connectors (the structures connecting the eyeball with the brain, including blood vessels and optic nerves).
The original channel ascends to the axilla. And then it travels along the posterior border of the medial aspect of the upper arm, passes behind the Lung Channel of Hand-Taiyin and the Pericardium Channel of Hand-Jueyin. Goes downwards and reaches the cubital fossa. It continues to run along the posterior border of the little finger reaches the tip (Point Shaochon, HT9), and finally connects with the Small Intestine Channel of Hand-Taiyane.

Shenmen(HT7)
Location:On the wrist ,at ulnal end of the crease of the wrist ,in the depression of the radial side of the tendon of the ulnal flexor muscle of the wrist .
Indications:Precordial pain,irritability ,palpitaton,amnesia,insomnia,manic-depressive psychosis,epilepsy,dementia,pain in the hypochondriac region,feverish sensation in palms,jaundice.
Method:Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch.Moxibustion is applicable.
Regional anatomy
Vasculature: The ulnar artery.
Innervation: The medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve; on the ulnar side, the ulnar nerve.



The lung Meridian picture of Shenmen(HT7) Acupoint
The lung Meridian picture of Shenmen(HT7) Acupoint
Body surface picture of Shenmen(HT7) Acupoint
Body surface picture of Shenmen(HT7) Acupoint
Anatomy picture of Shenmen(HT7) Acupoint Anatomy picture of Shenmen(HT7) Acupoint
Section picture of Shenmen(HT7) Acupoint Section picture of Shenmen(HT7) Acupoint

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