P-04 (Xi Men) Cleft Gate

P-04 (Xi Men) Cleft Gate

Acupuncture Points on the Pericardium Channel of Hand Jue Yin

  • Xi (Cleft) Point

Common and Key Uses:

  • Stagnation of the Blood in the chest and Heart with Heart, neck, and left arm pain


  • Invigorates blood and dispels stasis
  • Cools blood and stops bleeding
  • Calms the spirit
  • Moderates acute conditions


  • Cardiac pain, palpitation, epistaxis, hematemesis, haemoptysis chest pain, furuncle, epilepsy.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: On the flexor aspect of the forearm, 5 cun proximal to Daling P-7, on the line connecting Daling P-7 and Quze P-3, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: 5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting Quze (PER-3) and Daling (PER-7), between the tendons of m. palmaris longus and m. flexor carpi radialis.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.