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Pericardium Meridian

Regional Anatomy:
Skin-subcutaneous tissue-medial nerve-brachial muscle.
In the superficial layer, there are the medial vein of the elbow and the medial cutaneous nerve of the forearm. In the deep layer, there are the brachial artery and veins, the anteriovenous network formed by the palmar branches of the ulnar recurtent artery and vein with the anterior branches of the inferior ulnar collateral artery and vein, and the trunk of the median nerve.

Stretch the palm, flex the elbow slightly; on the ulnar side of the terdon of brachial biceps, and on the transverse cubital stria.
Clearing away heat from the heart, and regulating the functions of the intestines and stomach.

Rheumatic heart disease, myocarditis, infantile chorea, acute gastroenteritis, bronchitis, and heliosis.

Combined use with NeiguanPC6 (Neiguan (PC6) Luo-Connecting Point the Eight Confluent Point) for treatment of angina pectoris; with DazhuiGV14 (Dazhui (GV14)) for treatment of common cold; with DalingPC7 (Daling (PC7) Shu-Stream, Yuan-Source Point) for treatment of palpitation due to fright; and with ShenmenHT7 (Shenmen (HT7) Shu-Stream, Yuan-Primary Point) and YujiLU10 (Yuji (LU10) Ying-Spring Point) for treatment of hematemesis.

Insert the needle perpendicularly, 0.5-0.8 cun deep; needling response: local numbness and distension; moxibustion: usong 3-5 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 15 min.

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