Heart Meridian

Shenmen HT 7: Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method



Shen: mind Men: door
The heart houses the mind. This point is a door for the mind.


On the palmar ulnar end of the transverse creast of the wrist, in the depression on the radial side of the tendon of m. flexor carpi ulnaris.

Indications of shenmen:

  • Main point for heart disease such as palpitations, cardiac pain, tachycardia, arrhythmia, etc.
  • Insomnia, forgetfulness, dementia, psychosis epilepsy.
  • Pain of wrist joint, numbness of ulnar nerve.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.3~0.5 cun.


Shu-Stream Point, Yuan-Source Point.
Son (Reducing ) point.
Main Point for heart diseases.


The ulnar artery and ulnar nerve lie adjacent to this point.

Read about other points of Pericardium Meridian:

HT1-Jiquan- 极泉   HT2-Qingling- 青灵   HT3-Shaohai-少海  HT4-Lingdao-灵道   HT5-Tongli-通里  HT6-Yinxi-阴郄   HT8-Shaofu-少府


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.