PC 4 Acupuncture Point

Pericardium 4, Abbreviated as PC 4 or P 4, Transliterated Ximen in Chinese, Xi-Cleft Gate in English.

PC 4 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the palmar aspect of the forearm, 5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting PC 3 and PC 7.

PC 4 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Cardiac pain, palpitation
  • Hematemesis, hemoptysis
  • Furuncle
  • Epilepsy

PC 4 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Cools the Blood, moves the Blood, removes Blood stagnation, calms the Shen.


Xi-Cleft point of the Pericardium Meridian


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.