Ren-12 Middle Cavity ZHONGWAN - Acupuncture Points

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Ren-12 Middle Cavity ZHONGWAN - Acupuncture Points ) On the anterior midline, 4 cun superior to the umbilicus or 4 cun inferior to the sternocostal angle.
How to find
The distance between the sternocostal angle (➞ 3.5) and the centre of the umbilicus can be divided into 8 cun, which can vary considerably from the patient’s finger cun. Therefore, only proportional cun measurements should be applied here (helpful device: elastic tape ➞ 2.3.1). From the centre of the umbilicus, measure either 4 cun in a superior direction or from the sternocostal angle 4 cun in an inferior direction. There, locate Ren-12 on the anterior midline. Or: Spreading hands technique (➞ 2.3.3): Place the little fingers on the sternocostal angle and the centre of the umbilicus respectively and determine the midpoint (Ren-12) of this distance by joining the index fingers.
Located on the same level are ➞ KID-19 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline) and ➞ ST-21 (2 cun lateral to the midline).
0.8–1.5 cun vertically or obliquely towards surrounding points (➞ ST-21, Ren-10, Ren-15). Caution: Peritoneum, pregnancy.
If indicated, moxa is recommended.
● Harmonises and tonifies the Middle Burner, descends counterflow Qi, regulates the Qi flow and alleviates pain, transforms Dampness
Special features
Front-mu point of the stomach, meeting point with the S.I., T.B.* and ST channels, hui-meeting point of the fu-Organs. Major point for (functional) stomach disorders.

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