What is the pericardium meridian?

The Pericardium Meridian originates from the chest, connects with the Pericardium, and descends through the diaphragm and abdomen to link with the upper, middle and lower Jiaos. From: Constitutional Facial Acupuncture, 2014.

Is the pericardium meridian yin or yang?

The 12 major meridians are composed of 5 Yin meridians: Heart, Spleen, Lungs, Kidneys, Liver; 5 Yang meridians: Small intestines, Stomach, Large intestine, Urinary bladder, Gallbladder; the Pericardium meridian, and the San Jiao meridian.

What is the serous layer of the pericardium?

The serous pericardium is a layer of serosa that lines the fibrous pericardium (parietal layer), which is reflected around the roots of the great vessels to cover the entire surface of the heart (visceral layer).

What is the serous cavity around the heart called?

The Pericardium. The pericardium is the fibrous sac that surrounds the heart. It can be divided into three layers, the fibrous pericardium, the parietal pericardium, and the visceral pericardium. The parietal and visceral pericardia together form the serous pericardium.

Where is the heart meridian?

The Heart meridian has one acupoint on the medial end of the transverse cubital crease of medial ventral elbow (Heart-3). Then the meridian courses distally down the forearm to the medial aspect of the wrist, where four acupoints are closely spaced just proximal to the wrist (Heart-4/5/6/7).

What’s in the pericardial cavity?

The pericardial cavity is the potential space formed between the two layers of serous pericardium around the heart. Normally, it contains a small amount of serous fluid that acts to reduce surface tension and lubricate. Therefore, the cavity facilitates the free movement of the heart.

Where is pericardial cavity located?

The pericardial cavity is a conical fibro-serous sac, in which the heart and the roots of the great vessels are contained. It is placed behind the sternum and the cartilages of the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh ribs of the left side, in the mediastinal cavity.

What cavity is the visceral pericardium in?

Pericardium — the pericardial cavity is found within the mediastinum of the thoracic cavity. Visceral pericardium is also called epicardium. Vaginal tunics — the cavity of the vaginal process begins at the vaginal ring and extends into the scrotum around the spermatic cord & testis.

Which is the last point of heart meridian?

The last point is heart-seven. If you look at the color photo on the bottom of the slide here, you’ll see heart-seven clearly labeled.