The Pc 7 or the Pericardium 7 point is located between the transverse crease of your wrist, a point between the palmaris longus muscle and flexor carpi radialis muscle. The PC- 7 acupuncture point has a lot of benefits, but you can achieve a lot more when you combine PC- 7 acupuncture acupoint with these other acupoints.
When you use acupuncture or apply acupressure (massage) daily on PC7 acupuncture point with these 3 acupoints, it reduces bad breath, insomnia, and gastric pain.
Benefits of Acupoint: PC-7 (Other Names: Pericardium-7/Da Ling/Great Mound)
It is known as the Da Ling point in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Apply acupressure at this specific point reduces panic attacks and anxiety. As the name indicates, when massaged, it also helps in decreasing heart palpitations and fibrillations.
It is believed emotional trauma to the heart is prevented by the pericardium. Thus, massaging the pericardium point increases the heart’s strength against emotional distress and trauma.
Other benefits of massaging the PC-7 acupoint are:
- Relieves heart pain
- Reduces palpitations
- Improves epilepsy periods
- Improves insomnia
- Relieves stomach pain
- Helps reduce vomiting
PC-7 With Acupoint: GV-26 (Other Names: The Governing Vessel-26/Ren Zhong/Middle of the Person) for Bad Breath or Halitosis
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, however, foul-smelling breath is attributed to poor conditions of chest and abdomen, damage in the stomach, deficiency of body fluids, and a reversed qi (vital energy), etc.
Qi is the vital energy necessary to flow between meridians (energy highways) for the normal working of the body. An obstruction or reversal of the qi leads to the development of diseases.
The GV-26 point lies at a point between the upper lip and nose. It is about 1/3 of the distance from the nose or 2/3 from the lips. To get rid of your bad breath, press down on the Renzhong acupoint with your finger and keep it pressed for about 7 to 8 seconds. Then, relax your finger and press the Gv-26 again until you don’t feel the hurt or the hurt subside. After that, press PC-7 points for a good 3 minutes.
PC-7 With Acupoint: Ren-13 (Other Names: The Conception Vessel-13/Shang Wan/Upper Epigastrium) for Insomnia
The Shang Wan or Ren-13 acupoint lies in the midline of the abdomen just above the umbilicus. It is about 6 fingers width (excluding the thumb) above the belly button. It harmonizes the stomach Qi and relieves insomnia and epilepsy too.
You can sleep better by applying acupressure to the Shang Wan acupoint first for 3 minutes, followed by another 3 minutes on PC-7.
PC-7 With Acupoint: ST-24 (Other Names: Stomach-24/Hua Rou Men/Slippery Flesh Gate) for Gastric Issues
Stomach ache is a likely outcome of gastritis (acute or chronic), ulcers (gastric and duodenal), and in some cases, cholecystitis and cholelithiasis.
A massage combination of a P-7 acupuncture point and ST-24 point can be extremely beneficial for those suffering from stomach ache.
All you have to do is to massage the ST-24 point for a good 3 minutes, followed by a massage of the P7 point for another three minutes.
Tips: Don’t Worry About the Hiccups
Massaging the Hauroumen point can cause momentary hiccups or farts, but you need not worry as they last only for a short period. You may also experience diarrhea after and during the massage.
Massage: Do It Yourself
The best aspect of this treatment modality is the ability to do it yourself. You can easily massage all the above-mentioned acupressure points of GV-26, Ren-13, and ST-24 with P7 acupoint with the utmost ease.
You can easily carry out all these acupressure massages yourself as there is no rocket science involved.
If you cannot massage these points yourself, you can ask your friends and family to help you out.
Chinese Medicine is a very potent and safe branch of medicine. It is useful in bringing about several positive changes in the body. Ideally, it will be best if you can visit a licensed acupuncturist for proper treatment. However, at the time of writing, many shops are still closed during Covid-19. A great alternative is an acupressure treatment because you can do it at home easily. Start applying acupressure today on those acupoints mentioned above, and I am sure you will see changes gradually over time.