Heart Meridian

Qingling HT2: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Qing: the colour signifying origination Ling: mind
The heart is an official monarch with the functions of resuscitation and housing the mind. Qingling is the source of the Qi of the meridian.

Point: HT-2
Chinese Name : 青靈
English Name/Meaning : Green Spirit
Pinyin: qīng líng
Han Geul 한글 : cheong nyeong 청령
Romaji : sei rei(?)
Vietnamese : Thanh linh


3 cun proximal to the medial end of the transverse cubital crease, on the line connecting HT1 and HT3, on the medial border of the biceps brachii muscle.

Functions and indications of Qingling:

Clears channel and invigorates collaterals.So, is beneficial for pain in the cardiac and hypochondriac region, shoulder and arm


Oblique distal or proximal insertion, 0.5 to 1 cun, avoiding the brachial artery.


Many early classics only discuss moxibustion in relation to this point, implying that needling was contraindicated, perhaps because of the danger of damaging the brachial artery, while the Introduction to Medicine specifically contraindicates needling at this point.

Read about other points of Pericardium Meridian:

HT1-Jiquan- 极泉   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.