for Stress + Anxiety

Natural Relief

 神门 Shen Men
Spirit Gate
Heart 7
HT 7 is the point for emotional issues, especially excessive Anxiety and worry. Clinically, Yuan-Source points are of great significance in treating diseases of the internal organs. Yuan-Source points are the sites where the Yuan (Primary) qi of the Zang-Fu organs passes and stays.

Puncturing the Yuan-Source points stimulates the vital energy of the regular meridians, regulates the functional activities of the internal organs, reinforces anti-pathogenic factors and eliminates pathogenic factors.

This method of treating diseases deals principally with the root causes. The Yuan (source) point from the affected meridian is often combined with the Luo (Connecting) point of the internally-externally related meridians in use. Shu-Stream points are where the Qi starts to pour down the meridian.

They are known to alleviate heaviness and pain in the joints. On Yin Meridians, Shu-Stream points are identical to the actions of Yuan-Source points.

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Point Location

On the wrist, at the ulnar end of the transverse crease of the writs, in the depression on the radial side of the tendon m. flexor carpi ulnaris.

Point Actions + Benefits

Insomnia, amnesia Cardiac pain, palpitations due to fright, irritability, chest pain Mania, epilepsy, stupor.

Additional Info

TCM Function | Calms the Shen, tonifies and regulates the Heart Blood and Qi.

Point Classification | Yuan-Source point of the Heart Meridian. Shu-Stream point of the Heart Meridian

About Kimberley

Kimberley, Acupuncturist and Clinic Director at Life + Lemons, is a registered TCM (Traditional Chinese Medical) Acupuncturist, passionate about helping women reclaim their feminine edge. After graduating with a First Class Honors in York, she has undertaken specialist training in the area of pain management, natural conception, IVF support, menopause + pelvic pain (endometriosis/dysmenorrhea).


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