Vertically 0.3–0.5 cun or 0.5–1 cun obliquely in a lateral direction along the tunnel.
Caution: The median nerve is located directly under this point, thus needling can cause a significant electric sensation. In this case, no further needle manipulation to avoid possible injury.
Daling P-7 is mostly used to calm the Mind, so that it treats symptoms like insomnia, manic behavior, palpitations, agitation, mental restlessness, sadness and fright.
This is a very similar function as its neighboring point of Shenmen HE-7. According to some books, P-7 is more useful in women, while HE-7 is better for men. Daling P-7 is also said to be more effective to treat the emotional problems caused by breaking up of relationships.
Daling P-7 is able to clear Heat and Toxic Heat as well, especially in the case of the Heart Fire blazing. The typical symptoms are febrile disease, red eyes, thirst, eczema of hands, carbuncles or furuncles. The Fire in Heart is also responsible for mental issues such as anxiety or manic behavior.