Pericardium Meridian

Zhongchong PC9 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Zhong: middle Chong: Gushing
Zhongchong is at the tip of the middle finger and is the Jing-well point of the pericardium meridian. where the Qi of the meridian originates and gushes upward along the meridian.


In the center of the tip of the middle finger.


  • Clears heart and eliminates heat (heart fire).
  • Opens portals and resuscitates (revive yang, acute phase of wind stroke, revives consciousness).


  • Zhongchong is important point for stroke and coma, sunstroke, syncope, febrile disease.
  • Cardiac disorders: Cardiac pain.
  • Infantile convulsion.


Puncture shallowly 0.1 cun or prick with three-edged needle to induce bleeding.


Jing-Well Point
Mother Point.

Read about other points of Pericardium Meridian:

PC1-Tianchi-天池      PC2-Tianquan-天泉     PC3-Quze-曲泽    PC4-Ximen-郄门  PC5-Jianshi-间使    PC6-Neiguan-内关    PC7-Daling-大陵       PC8-Laogong-劳宫


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.

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