Pericardium Meridian

Quze PC3 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Qu: curve ze: marsh
Quze is the point where qi of the meridian infuses into the shallow depression of the elbow like a water flowing into a marsh.


On the transverse cubital crease, on the ulnar side of tendon of the biceps brachii muscle.


  • Opens Heart qi (resuscitation, loss of consciousness).
  • Drains heat and cools blood. (heat that has gone deep into body, severe bronchitis, sunstroke ).
  • Sedates rebellious qi and stops vomiting.


  • Quze is good point for cardiac pain, palpitation, Sunstroke.
  • Stomachache, vomiting, diarrhea.
  • Local problems: arm pain, elbow pain.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.8-1.0 cun.
Prick with the three-edged needle to induce bleeding.


He-Sea point.


The brachial artery and veins lie deeply, just medial to this point.

Read about other points of Pericardium Meridian:

PC1-Tianchi-天池    PC2-Tianquan-天泉 PC4-Ximen-郄门  PC5-Jianshi-间使    PC6-Neiguan-内关    PC7-Daling-大陵  PC8-Laogong-劳宫   PC9-Zhongchong-中冲


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.

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