Rhiannon Griffiths, a member of the British Acupuncture Council, says: "The Shenmen
is one of the five points on the ear that we needle in our smoking cessation sessions.
Participants were treated with FIR heat pads applied to cover the area on the hand consisting of six acupuncture points: Yangxi (LI5),Yanggu (SI5),Yangchi (TE4), Shenmen (HT7), Daling (PC7), and Taiyuan (LU9).
17) applied FIR heating to three acupuncture points, Nei-Kuan (PC6), Shenmen (HT7) and Sanyinjiao (SP6), for depressed patients with insomnia.
Gerhard DS, Wagner L, Feingold EA, Shenmen
CM, Grouse LH, Schuler G, et al.
They are placed in areas of the ear which correspond to the nervous system, kidney, liver, lung and shenmen (heart).
This tiny magnetic ball is placed, using strong adhesive plaster, on the shenmen (heart) point of both ears.
The experimental group was given auricular acupressure at shenmen (the primary point used in all disease treatments), kidney and endocrine points.
Pressings were administered in order with the kidney point first, then the endocrine point and then the shenmen point with an interval of 36 seconds between each point.
Group 1 included shenmen
, gan and yan; Group 2 consisted of pi, xin and mu 1; and Group 3 comprised of shen, pizhixia and mu 2.