Pericardium Luo Channel

The Pericardium Luo-connecting channel is an acupuncture channel. Its pathway explains why Pericardium 6 is such a useful point.

To find out more about luo-connecting channel pathways, click here.

Pathway

Pericardium luo channel Symptoms

  • Fullness: pain in the chest
  • Emptiness: heart vexation: depressed, irritable, anxious, sad, weepy
  • Qi Stagnation: chest feels tight, constricted and uncomfortable
  • Blood Stasis: stabbing pains in the chest
  • Cold: tightness in the chest; pain in the chest which seems to radiate to the back; cold hands

Comment

Because this luo channel follows the Pericardium primary channel to the pericardium, it is hard to see the difference between it and the symptoms of the Pericardium itself.

The symptoms given above emphasise the importance of the point Pericardium 6, Neiguan in a variety of different conditions of the chest.

However, that doesn't mean that this is the only point to use.

Although Pericardium 6 is excellent for depression and sadness, other Pericardium points are better for anxiety and some are just as good for Blood stasis, with symptoms like angina pectoris and palpitations eg Pericardium 4, Ximen, the Xi-cleft point.

Links to Luo-connecting channels


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