Acupuncture Strategy - Heart and Small Intestine Syndromes

Heart and Small Intestine Syndromes

The heart is located within the chest. Its main physiological functions are dominating the blood and vessels, controlling the spirit-mind and sweat secretion. External examination of the face and tongue are important for checking the condition of the heart. The heart meridian communicates with the small intestine meridian creating an exterior and interior relationship. The two organ systems influence each other closely.

Heart syndromes Meridians for the selection of major acupoints Techniques Deficiency of heart yang The pericardium meridian, and also the back transport points and alarm points of the heart Reinforcing needling techniques; combine with moxibustion if necessary Deficiency of heart yin The heart, kidney and pericardium meridians Reinforcing needling techniques; Phlegm and fire disturbing heart The heart, pericardium and stomach meridians as well as the back transport points of the heart Reducing needling techniques; do not apply moxibustion Hyperactivity of heart fire The heart meridian. Reducing needling techniques Localized symptoms along the course of the heart meridian e.g. chest pain or shoulder joint stiffness. The heart and small intestine meridians Reducing needling techniques; combine with moxibustion if necessary.
Small intestine syndromes Meridians for the selection of major acupoints Techniques Cold accumulated in the small intestine The back transport points, alarm points and lower sea points of the small intestine Reinforcing needling techniques and use with moxibustion if necessary Heat accumulated in the small intestine The heart and small intestine meridians and also the alarm points and the lower sea point of the small intestine Reducing needling techniques Localized symptoms along the course of the small intestine meridian e.g. bloodshot eyes, throat soreness, chin swelling and ear ringing The small intestine meridian and also the back transport points and lower sea points of the small intestine Reducing needling techniques and use with moxibustion if necessary

Heart and Small Intestine Meridians