Spirit Gate: Heart 7 Acupoint For Anxiety, Insomnia, And More


Here’s a simple, but effective self-help tip that involves using a specific acupoint called Heart 7 to nourish your heart/spirit connection, calm your emotions, relieve anxiety, soothe the worries of a troubled mind and help you get to sleep. It can also support mental clarity and put you more at ease with public speaking. Great! I love multi-purpose health aids!

First up is a video by Joseph Carter of the Acupressure Institute showing you how to locate the point, then some added info from Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT, founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing, who is offering a free webinar on learning to use acupoints……


(video by Joseph Carter of the Acupressure Institute)

(by Cindy Black) The Heart meridian is rooted internally within the heart itself. Every meridian has an internal pathway that connects with organs and areas of the body. These internal pathways provide a connection between the organs and tissues of the body. The Heart meridian has internal connections with the small intestine, lungs, throat, and eyes.

“The Heart is the sovereign of all the organs and represents the consciousness of one’s being. It is responsible for intelligence, wisdom and spiritual transformation.”

-Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine

Heart Meridian

Heart Meridian

The meridian we refer to as the “Heart Meridian” is the external aspect of the Heart meridian. The Heart meridian emerges from the interior at the center of the arm pit. This point is known as Heart 1 (HT 1), the first point of the heart meridian. The pathway of the Heart meridian is from HT 1, along the inside of the arm on the pinky side, and stretches all the way to the pinky finger (see figure above). The last point of the Heart meridian is HT 9.

Famous Heart meridian point:

Heart 7, Shen Men “Spirit Gate”

As the name implies, this point is used to soothe, nourish, and inspire the Spirit. In practical terms, HT 7 is used to calm the emotions, to relieve anxiety, and to soothe the worries of a troubled mind so that one can get some sleep.

These are big expectations for only a single point, which is why points are combined with other points and meridian massage in order to bring about the desired effect.

How to locate HT 7

Look at the palm of your hand. Now, look at the wrist wrinkles (also known as the wrist crease). HT 7 is located on the palm side of the wrist crease at the pinky end. See the picture below:

HT 7 Shen Men

HT 7 Shen Men

To learn more about how to use meridians and points, check out Cindy’s Big Tree School of Natural Healing.

Source: http://bigtreehealing.com/heart-meridian/

Want to know more about locating and using acupoints? Then you’re in luck! Cindy is offering a free webinar on the subject….. 

She will be offering a free webinar that you can attend on-line either Jan. 9th at 2 pm EST or Jan. 11th at 7pm EST where she will teach you exactly how you can benefit from acupoints in your personal and/or professional life.  

If you have been wondering how to use acupoints, how to hold a point, how much pressure to use and how to know if you are on the point, this is the webinar for you!

During the webinar, she will focus on a few key points so that you can solidify your ability to contact and unlock the healing potential of acupoints. Cindy loves taking the mystery out of using acupoints so that anyone who is interested can use them to relieve common ailments such as headaches, tension and anxiety.

Did you know there are over 300 acupoints on the human body?!

By knowing just a few, you are well on your way towards supporting energetic balance with simple, gentle hands-on contact. In the webinar you will learn points for relieving headaches, soothing anxiety, relieving muscle tension and relieving digestive upset. You will also be the first to find out about a new course soon to be offered at Big Tree Healing.

Click here to register for “Unlock the Healing Potential of Acupoints”

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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

7 thoughts on “Spirit Gate: Heart 7 Acupoint For Anxiety, Insomnia, And More

    • zirah1 says:

      Great. Glad you enjoyed it. I have signed up for Cindy’s free webinar to learn more points. I love finding out simple things that can help w/ a variety of issues, so am looking forward to picking up more tips.

      Liked by 1 person

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