Jianshi PC5 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Jian:space         shi: minister of a monarchy
Jianshi pertains to the pericardium meridian and is in the space between the two tendons. It is named because the pericardium is pictured as the minister of the heart.


On the palmar side of the forearm, 3 cun above the transververse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting Quze(PC3) and Daling (PC7), and between the tendons of the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis


  • Nourishes heart and calms the spirit.
  • Harmonizes the stomach.
  • Transforms phlegm and mists heart orifices.


  • Jianshi is good point for morning sickness, motion sickness.
  • Also good for cardiac pain, palpitations, psychosis, epilepsy.
  • Jianshi harmonises spleen and spleen: Stomachache, vomiting;
  • Febrile disease, malaria.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 cun.


Jing-river point.
Ghost point.
Intersection of 3 yin arm meridians.
Phlegm point.


Avoid puncturing the median nerve.

Read about other points of Pericardium Meridian:

PC1-Tianchi-天池    PC2-Tianquan-天泉     PC3-Quze-曲泽    PC4-Ximen-郄门  PC6-Neiguan-内关    PC7-Daling-大陵  PC8-Laogong-劳宫   PC9-Zhongchong-中冲

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.