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Nine Needle Warm Needle Moxibustion
Lung Channel Lg. Intestine Channel Stomach Channel Spleen Channel Heart Channel Small Intestine Bladder Channel Kidney Channel Pericardium Channel San Jiao Channel Gall Bladder Channel Liver Channel Ren Mai (Conception) Du Mai (Governing) The Extra Points

REN-17 (Shan Zhong) Chest Center

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Ren Mai (Conception Vessel)
  • Hui-Meeting Point of the Qi, Point of the Sea of Qi, Meeting Point of the Conception Vessel with the Spleen, Kidney, Small Intestine and Sanjiao Channels
  • Front Mu of the Pericardium

Common and Key Uses:

  • Regulates Gathering Qi


  • Regulates Qi and unbinds the chest
  • Descends rebellion of the Lung and Stomach
  • Benefits gathering Qi
  • Benefits the breasts and promotes lactation


  • Asthma, pain in the chest, fullness in the chest, palpitation, insufficient lactation, hiccup, difficulty in swallowing.


  • On the anterior midline, at the level with the fourth intercostal space, midway between the nipples.
  • On the midline of the sternum, in a depression level with the junction of the fourth intercostal space and the sternum.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture subcutaneously 0.3-0.5 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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