The Neurological Effects of PC-6

Bai, L., Yan, H., Li, L., Qin, W., Chen, P., Liu, P., . . . Tian, J. (2009). Neural specificity of acupuncture stimulation at pericardium 6: Evidence from an FMRI study. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 71–77.

PC-6 (Pericardium-6) is an acupuncture point empirically known to treat nausea and vomiting, especially as a side-effect of pregnancy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The Pericardium is connected to the chest, diaphragm and upper abdomen. This explains PC-6’s function for relieving nausea and vomiting, at least through TCM theory.

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