Point Localization: 0.5 cun lateral to the midline, 2 cun above the navel.
TCM Actions: Regulates the Spleen, Stomach and Large Intestine. Dissolve abdominal masses.
Indications: Constipation. Diarrhea. Abdominal masses. Fullness and abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.
Target area: None.
Point Name and Meaning: Shangou – Shang Bend
Acupuncture Meridian: Chong Mai
Unitary Channel: Shao Yin (Lesser Yin) [HE + KI]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.