PC 5 Acupuncture Point

Pericardium 5, Abbreviated as PC 5 or P 5, Transliterated Jianshi in Chinese, Intermediate Messenger in English.

PC 5 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the palmar aspect of the forearm, 3 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, on the line connecting PC 3 and PC 7, between the tendons of muscle palmaris longus and muscle flexor carpi radialis.

PC 5 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Cardiac pain, palpitation
  • Gastric pain, vomiting
  • Febrile disease, malaria
  • Manic psychosis

PC 5 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Resolves Heart Phlegm, calms the Shen, regulates the Stomach.


Jing-River point of the Pericardium Meridian


PC 5 is one of the more important points to treat Phlegm misting the Heart. Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.