Heart Meridian

Jiquan HT1: Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Ji: summit Quan:spring
Jiquan is in the centre of the armpit, the local depression is like a spring.

Point: HT-1
Chinese Name: 極泉
English Name: Summit Spring
Pinyin: jí quán
Han Geul 한글: geuk cheon 극천
Romaji: kyoku sen
Vietnamese: Cực tuyền


In the depression at the centre of the axilla, on the medial side of the axillary artery.


  • Unbinds the chest.
  • Opens the channel.
  • Nourishes the heart Yin.

Indications of Jiquan:

  • Good for chest, costal pain and pain of the elbow and arm, dryness of the throat.
  • Heart disorders: heart pain, chest pain, hypochondriac pain.
  • Throat and eye problems: throat pain, redness of eye.


Perpendicular insertion (in the direction of GB21) 0.5 to 1 cun, avoiding the axillary artery.


Entry point.


  • Avoid the axillary artery.
  • Medial insertion towards the chest may puncture the lung.

Read about other points of Pericardium Meridian:

HT2-Qingling- 青灵   HT3-Shaohai-少海  HT4-Lingdao-灵道   HT5-Tongli-通里  HT6-Yinxi-阴郄  HT7-Shenmen-神门  HT8-Shaofu-少府  HT9-Shaochong-少冲


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.