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.

Unitary Channel:

 

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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.