Heart Meridian

Tongli HT5: Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method



Tong: Leading to         Li: Interior
From this point the collateral of this meridian branches to the small intestine meridian.


On the palmar aspect of the forearm, on the radial border of the tendon of m. flexor carpi ulnaris, 1 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Indications of tongli:

  • Heart luo-connecting channel ascends to the root of the tongue so is used in sudden loss of voice, stiffness of the tongue, inability to speak, ulcers of the tongue.
  • Psycho-emotional disorders: frequent yawning and groaning with sadness, vexation, and anger, sadness and fright, frequent agitation with burning sensation of the Heart, depressive disorder.
  • Regulates heart qi: Palpitations, tightness/fullness in the chest.
  • Local disorders: pain in the wrist and arm.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.3~0.5 cun or oblique proximal or distal insertion.


Luo Connecting Point.

Read about other points of Pericardium Meridian:

HT1-Jiquan- 极泉   HT2-Qingling- 青灵   HT3-Shaohai-少海  HT4-Lingdao-灵道   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.