Nei Guan P-06

English translation: Inner Gate or Inner Pass or Inner Closure.

International identity number: P 06, PC 06, Pericardium 6

Point Associations:

  • Luo-Connecting point of the Pericardium channel
  • Opening (Master) point of the Yin Wei Mai with Sp-04


  • 2 cun above the wrist crease on the cleft of the tendons of m. palmaris longus and m. flexor carpi radialis.

Needle insertion:

  • Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun, or joined to Wai Guan SJ-5;
  • Oblique proximal insertion 1 to 1.5 cun for diseases of the chest;
  • Oblique distal insertion 1 to 1.5 cun for numbness of the fingers.


  • Opens the chest
  • Regulates Heart Qi and Blood
  • Regulates and clears the San Jiao
  • Calms the Mind
  • Regulates Jue Yin
  • Harmonises the Stomach Qi and alleviates nausea and vomiting
  • Clears heat
  • Opens the Yin Wei Mai

Nei Guan (P-06) is one of the most important and frequently used acu points.  It is the opening point of the Yin Wei Mai of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, which may be the most ancient body energetic system.

Nei Guan (P-06) is one of the most important acu points when treating chronic the Heart arising from Qi stagnation. It opens and relaxes tightness of the chest associated with angina, asthma, palpitations. It should be considered with treating Insomnia whether of a deficiency or excess nature.

Nei Guan (P-06) is frequently used in Shen or Mind disorders such as mania, nervousness, stress, poor memory.

Nei Guan (P-06) is frequently used in nausea, seasickness, motion sickness, vomiting, epigastric pain. It is also a commonly used acu point in treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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