( Ren-13 Upper Cavity SHANGWAN - Acupuncture Points ) On the anterior midline, 3 cun inferior to the sternocostal angle.
How to find
The distance between the sternocostal angle (➞ 3.5) and the centre of the umbilicus is 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 sternocostal angle, measure 3 cun in an inferior direction and there locate Ren-13 on the anterior midline.
Located on the same level are ➞ KID-20 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline), ➞ ST-20 (2 cun lateral to the midline) and ➞ G.B.-24 (approximately on this level, in the 7th intercostal space, on the mamillary line).
Vertically 0.5–1 cun. Caution: Peritoneum, pregnancy.
● Regulates the Stomach and counterflow Qi
● Regulates the Heart
Meeting point with the ST and S.I. channel
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