Point Localization: Midway between CV8 and CV 16, 4 cun above CV8 (belly button).
TCM Actions: Tonifies Stomach and Spleen. Resolves Damp and Phlegm. Regulates Stomach Qi. Calms the Mind (Shen).
Indications: Tiredness. Soft feces. Poor appetite. Weak members. Abdominal fullness. Sticky taste. Heaviness. Nausea. Pain in the stomach. Digestion difficult. Reflux. Vomiting. Concern. Anxiety. Thoughtful state. Diabetes.
Target area: Stomach.
Point Name and Meaning: Zhongwan – Middle of Epigastrium
Acupuncture Meridian: Conception Vessel (Ren Mai)
Categories: Mu (collecting) of the Stomach. Mu (collecting) of the Middle Burner. Hui (gathering) of the Yang Organs.
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.