The Heart Meridian - Ruler of Emotions 

Heart Meridian Route

The heart meridian is a yin meridian and is paired with the Small Intestine meridian.

It reveals itself through the brightness in the eyes, governs Fire and Heat, rules the blood and its vessels and directs circulation - it is the House of the Spirit.

It originates from the heart, emerges and spreads over the heart system, passes through the diaphragm to connect with the small intestine.

The exterior (surface) running part runs to the lung, then turns downward along the arm. It ends in the inner tip of the little finger.

It rules:
blood, tongue, throat, sweat, facial complexion, adrenals, thyroid, prostate and pituitary gland.

It opens into the tongue and controls speech.


Belonging to the Fire element, the Heart Meridian is associated with warmth, laughter and enthusiasm.

Just as the summer season, associated with the Fire element, brings blossoming and maturing - the flowering of all the seeds planted in the spring - love is the blossoming of the human being. It is indeed who we are in full "bloom".

Nowhere is such love felt more deeply than in the Heart.

Physical Imbalances:

shortness of breath, cold feeling in the chest and limbs, palpitations, cold sweat, inability to speak, memory failure and restless sleep.

Emotional Imbalances:

The heart is the ruler of all emotions. Signs of imbalance include sadness, absence of laughter, depression, fear, anxiety, hysteria, erratic behavior, alternating joy and melancholy, dullness, yearning for love, jealousy and sorrow.

When balanced:

Tranquility, gentleness, emotional balance, spirit, love, integrity, optimism, emotional and spiritual growth, zest for life, control of thoughts and senses, conscience and wisdom.

Peak Hours: 11 am - 1 pm

Chakra: Heart Chakra

Meridian Chart

The Body Meridians - Meridian Flows and Meridian Acu-Points

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The Heart Meridian Acu-Points

HT1Jiquan - Chest congestion, shortness of breath, emotional problems, dry mouth, terrible thirst, yellowish eyes

HT2 – Cardiac pain, sudden loss of voice

HT3 - Shaohai - Angina pectoris, amnesia, susceptility to laugh, mania, epilepsy, numbness of arm, tremor of hand, headache, dizziness

HT4 - Lingdao - Angina pectoris, palpitation, susceptility to laugh, sorrow and fright, stiffness of the tongue

HT5Tongli - Palpitation, Sudden loss of voice, stiffness of the tongue,

HT6Yinxi - Cardiac pain, palpitation due to fright, sudden loss of voice, fever and night sweat

HT7Shenmen - Amnesia, cardiac pain, palpitations, irritability, chest pain, insomnia, mania, finger numbness

HT8 Shaofu - Palpitation, chest pain, spasmodic pain of little finger

HT9Shaochong - Palpitation, pain in the chest, mania, coma

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