HT 6 Acupuncture Point

Heart 6, Abbreviated as HT 6, Transliterated Yinxi in Chinese, Yin Cleft in English.

HT 6 Acupuncture Point Location:

When the palm faces upward, the point is on the radial side of the tendon of muscle flexor carpi ulnaris, 0.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

HT 6 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Cardiac pain, palpitation due to fright
  • Hectic fever and night sweat
  • Hemoptysis, epistaxis, sudden loss of voice

HT 6 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Calms the Shen, clears deficiency Heat, nourishes Heart Yin, stops night sweating.


Xi-Cleft point of the Heart Meridian


HT 6 is a very good point for Steaming Bone disorders and night sweating. A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.