Heart Meridian

Yinxi HT6 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method



Yin: Yin of yin-yang Xi:cleft
Yinxi is the Xi-cleft of hand-shaoyin meridian.


On the palmar aspect of the forearm, on the radial border of the tendon of m. flexor carpi ulnaris, 0.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.


  • Heart disorders: Cardiac pain, fright, palpitation.
  • Bleeding disorders due to excess heat: Hematemesis, epistaxis.
  • Nourishes heart yin. So is an essential point in the treatment of night sweating due to deficiency of either yin or heart blood: Bone-streaming heat, night sweats.
  • Sudden loss of voice.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.3~0.5 cun.


Xi-cleft Point.

Significant combination:

Profuse night sweating : HT6 and SI3

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  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.