Welcome to our LED Light Therapy and Acupuncture Series
Each month, starting in June 2021 and continuing for the next 14 months, we will be featuring one of the TCM Meridians we use with our lights. Be sure to come back regularly and stay informed.
Part 9: The Pericarduim Meridian
Last month’s installment of our LED Light Therapy & Acupuncture blog series covering the Bladder Meridian was a big hit, and we’re keeping things rolling this month with the Pericardium Meridian (PE, PC).
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Yin to the Triple Heater Meridian’s yang, the Pericardium Meridian is known as the King’s Bodyguard in Traditional Chinese Medicine, protecting the heart from emotional distress.
With a total of nine acupoints, the Pericardium Meridian originates near the heart, running along the armpit and down the arm, terminating at the tip of the middle finger.
Major Pericardium Meridian Acupoints
In this post, we’ll be covering five major acupoints: the Accumulation Point, Master Point, Source Point, Ting Point and Alarm Point. Up first, let’s have a look at the Accumulation Point!
Known as the Xi Cleft Gate in English, with the designation PE 4, the Pericardium Meridian’s Accumulation Point can be found near the middle of the forearm. This acupoint is engaged to aid with:
- Palpitations and angina
- Heat in the blood
- Coughing or vomiting of blood
- Bleeding hemorrhoids
- Yin spirit problems
- Depression, social anxiety, grief
Located just a few inches down the forearm from its Accumulation Point, the Pericardium Meridian’s Master Point is designated PE 6 with the name Inner Pass. this acupoint also helps with a mixture of physical and spiritual issues, including:
- Palpitations, angina, asthma, chest tightness
- Nausea, motion sickness, epigastric pain, vomiting
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sleep disorders, anxiety, stress, mania, poor memory
The Pericardium’s Source Point, found at the wrist and referred to as PE 7, is also called the Great Mound. Engaging this acupoint aids in:
- Cooling heat affecting the heart
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (in conjunction with PE 5, PE 6 and PE 9)
- Fever with dehydration
- Sweats, hot flashes
Next we have the Ting Point of the Pericardium. Known as PE 9 and the English name Central Hub, this acupoint is found at the tip of the middle finger and is engaged to relieve:
- Heat near the heart
- Restoring consciousness
- Speech disorders and stiff tongue, esp. after stroke
The last acupoint we’ll review in the Pericardium Meridian is its Alarm Point. Found in the Conception Vessel at CV 17, this acupoint resides near the bottom of the sternum. Known as the Chest Center, it is engaged for a number of issues, including:
- Tonifying and moving qi throughout the body
- Breast issues like mastitis
- Chest/throat issues like palpitations and difficulty swallowing
LED Light Therapy as an Alternative to Acupuncture
Acupuncture and LED Light Therapy have a great deal in common, most notably the practice of acupuncture-like treatment that uses concentrated light instead of traditional needles. This practice continues to grow, giving rise to a number of popular terms, including photopuncture and light therapy acupuncture, among others.
Why is photopuncture gaining in popularity? For some rather practical reasons. The light therapy version of acupuncture treatment doesn’t require physical puncturing of the skin. And that means no pain, no discomfort, no bleeding issues and no risk of infection.
As practitioners and patients alike discover the wonderful benefits of photopuncture, more and more are finding AAH Light handheld devices to be uniquely suited to the treatment. Its concentrated beam allows it to be directed to very specific points along the body’s meridians, and their range of colors allow them to serve a number of different treatment purposes.
Are you ready to learn more? We invite you to explore the fascinating field of light therapy here in this comprehensive database compiled by Vladimir Heiskanen of Helsinki, Finland.
And when you’re ready, take a look at our variety of handheld AAH Light LED light devices here. With our ironclad 45-Day No Worries Guarantee, you can purchase with confidence knowing that we stand firmly behind our products.
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Be sure to come back next month when we explore the Triple Heater Meridian.