( ST-23 Supreme Unity TAIYI - Acupuncture Points ) 2 cun above the umbilicus and 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
How to find
The distance between the sternocostal angle 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 used (helpful tool: elastic tape ➞2.3.1).
First, measure 2 cun up from the umbilicus. Or: Measure the midpoint of the lower half of the distance between the umbilicus and the subcostal angle (➞ Ren-12: spreading hands technique ➞ 2.3.3). ST-23 is located 2 cun lateral from here.
Located on the same level are ➞ Ren-10 (anterior midline), ➞KID-17 (0.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline) and ➞Ex-CA (weishang; 4 cun lateral to the midline).
Vertically 0.5–1 cun. Caution: Peritoneum, pregnancy.
● Harmonises the Middle Burner, strengthens the Spleen
● Benefits the Heart and calms the shen
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