Ren-16 Central Courtyard ZHONGTING - Acupuncture Points

| December 7, 2010 | 0 Comments | 1,413 views

Location
Ren-16 Central Courtyard ZHONGTING - Acupuncture Points ) On the anterior midline, on the level of the sternocostal angle.
How to find
Ren-16 is located on the level of the sternocostal angle, where the two lower borders of the ribcage (➞3.5) meet. To locate this point, palpate upward along the lower borders of the ribcage with one hand on either side until the palpating fingers meet at the sternocostal angle. Here, locate Ren-16 in a shallow depression between the sternum and the xiphoid process.
Located on the same level (approximately the 5th intercostal space) are ➞KID-22 (2 cun lateral to the midline), ➞ST-18 (4 cun lateral to the midline) and ➞SP-17 (6 cun lateral to the midline).
Needling
0.5 cun transversely (subcutaneously) in a superior or inferior direction. Caution: Danger of heart injury in patients with a split xiphoid process or a sternal foramen. Therefore, only transverse needling is recommended.
Actions/Indications
● Unbinds the chest
● Regulates the Stomach and counterflow Stomach Qi

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