Thursday, 31 July 2014

Heart Points on the Forearm

Four of the points
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queeze them, rub them, hit them…the pressure points featured in this post can really be useful in a self defense situation.

But there’s more –

Last year, a female student of a Tai Chi/Chi Kung instructor complained of a sustained systolic reading of 190. That’s the top number, measuring the pressure inside the arteries as the heart contracts. Obviously, she was under medical care.

The instructor decided to show her one benign technique – gently pressing, or rubbing, acu-point H 7 along with deep, slow and relaxed breathing. No additional changes were made. Physician treatment remained the same; meds remained the same; diet remained the same; exercise level also remained the same.

After two weeks of H7 training, the woman’s systolic reading dropped 40 points. 

H7 isn’t a panacea for all ills. The way to approach any of these points is to add them to your regular medical care, another member of your team so to speak (with your doctor’s permission).

I keep saying “doctor’s permission” because there are so many factors to consider – age, lifestyle, medical history, genetics, prescription drugs, etc.


H4 (Heart point 4) - 1.5 thumb widths above H7.  Arthritis in the hand and elbow; forearm pain; calming down the heart; panic and anxiety.

H5 - 1 thumb width above H7.  Pain in arms and wrists, calming down the heart, panic and anxiety.

H6 - .5 thumb width above H7. Calming down the heart; minor heart palpitations; night sweats.

H7 - on the wrist crease. Lateral to the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle. Insomnia; panic and anxiety; minor heart palpitations.

H8 - between the 4th and 5th metacarpals (the bones in the hand leading down to the little and ring fingers.  (When you clench your fist, the tip of the little finger touches the point). Forearm numbness; hand pain; minor heart palpitations.

H9 - Just behind the thumb side corner of the nail of the little finger.  Finger pain; minor heart palpitations.

Press or massage gently.  Close your eyes.  Breathe slowly and deeply.  Relax.

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