HT 5 Acupuncture Point

Heart 5, Abbreviated as HT 5, Transliterated Tongli in Chinese, Inward Connection in English.

HT 5 Acupuncture Point Location:

When the palm faces upward, the point is on the radial side of the tendon of muscle flexor carpi ulnaris, 1 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

HT 5 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Sudden loss of voice, stiffness of the tongue
  • Pain in the wrist and arm
  • Palpitation and severe palpitation

HT 5 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Calms the Shen, benefits the tongue, regulates heartbeat.


Luo-Connecting point of the Heart Meridian


HT 5 is a very good point to tonify Heart Qi. Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.