Point Localization: 3 cun lateral to GV 11, level with T5.

TCM Actions: Calms the Mind (Shen). Controls the rebellion of the Qi.

Indications: Depression. Inssônia. Anxiety. Sadness. Distress. Concern. Cough. Wheezing. Breathlessness. Difficulty swallowing. Chest fullness.

Target area: None.

Point Name and Meaning: Shentang – Mind Hall

Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder

Categories: None.

Unitary Channel: Tai Yang (Greater Yang) [SI + BL]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.