Pericardium Meridian

Ximen PC4: Nomenclature, Location, Indications, Functions



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.

Point: Pc-4
Chinese Name:郄門
English Name/Meaning: Xi-Cleft Gate
Pinyin:xī mén
Han Geul 한글: geung mun 극문
Romaji: geki mon
Vietnamese: Khích môn

Location :

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.

Functions :

  • 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.

Method :

Perpendicular 0.5 to 1 cun or oblique 1 to 1.5 cun.

Remarks :

  • Xi-cleft point.
  • Good for angina, pleurisy, pericarditis, rheumatic heart disease.

Read about other points of Pericardium Meridian:

PC1-Tianchi-天池   PC2-Tianquan-天泉     PC3-Quze-曲泽  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.