KID-23 Spirit Seal SHENFENG - Acupuncture Points

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KID-23 Spirit Seal SHENFENG - Acupuncture Points -1

KID-23 Spirit Seal SHENFENG - Acupuncture Points -1

 

Location
[KID-23 Spirit Seal SHENFENG - Acupuncture Points] In the 4th intercostal space (ICS), 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
How to find
Locate the 4th ICS either by palpating parasternally from the clavicle or by counting from the manubriosternal synchondrosis (➞ 2nd rib) (➞ 3.5), then locate KID-23 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Located on the same level (4th ICS) are ➞ Ren-17 (on the midline), ➞ ST-17 (on the nipple), ➞ SP-18 (6 cun lateral to the midline), ➞ P-1 (1 cun lateral to the nipple) and ➞ G.B.-22 (3 cun inferior to the axilla) as well as ➞G.B.-23 (1 cun anterior to G.B.-22).
Needling
0.5–0.8 cun obliquely or transversely (subcutaneously) along the course of the ICS or with or against the channel pathway. Caution: Heart, pneumothorax.
Actions/Indications
● Regulates the Lung Qi and counterflow Qi, unbinds the chest
● Harmonises the Stomach
● Benefits the breasts 

KID-23 Spirit Seal SHENFENG - Acupuncture Points -3

KID-23 Spirit Seal SHENFENG - Acupuncture Points -3

 

Special features
The Su Wen describes points KID-22 to KID-27 as shu points of the chest, indicated for difficult breathing and disorders of the thorax. They are particularly indicated for breathing difficulties due to ‘excess above, deficiency below’, which refers to the inability of the Kidneys to absorb the Qi that has descended from the Lung. 

KID-23 Spirit Seal SHENFENG - Acupuncture Points -2

KID-23 Spirit Seal SHENFENG - Acupuncture Points -2

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