Xi: cleft Men: door
Ximen is a Xi-cleft point of the pericardium meridian and is a door where the Qi of the meridian enters and exits.
English Name/Meaning: Xi-Cleft Gate
Han Geul 한글: geung mun 극문
Romaji: geki mon
Vietnamese: Khích môn
Ximen is located 5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting Quze (PC3) and Daling (PC7), between the tendons of m.palmaris longus and m. flexor carpi radialis.
- Pacifies the Heart and calms the spirit (palpitations, irritability, anxiety).
- Loosens chest and regulates qi.
- Removes blood stasis and blood heat.
Indications of Ximen:
- Physical problems: palpitation, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, chest tightness.
- Mental problems: insomnia, dream-disturbs sleep, anxiety, worry, depression, mania.
- Local problems: arm pain, numbness, tingling, limited movement of the upper arm.
Perpendicular 0.5 to 1 cun or oblique 1 to 1.5 cun.
- Xi-cleft point.
- Good for angina, pleurisy, pericarditis, rheumatic heart disease.