Point Localization: Level with the 4th ICS, midway between the nipples.

TCM Actions: Tonify Qi. Benefits the Zhong Qi (Chest Qi). Opens the chest. Promotes the descent of Qi. Benefits the breasts. Promotes lactation.

Indications: Weak voice. Tiredness. Low immunity. Spontaneous sweating. Chest pain. Breathlessness. Cough. Fullness or tightness in the chest. Low lactation. Abscess, bloating and breast pain. Phlegm in the chest.

Target area: Thorax. Lung.

Point Name and Meaning: Tanzhong – Middle of Chest

Acupuncture Meridian: Conception Vessel (Ren Mai)

Categories: Mu (collecting) of Pericardium. Mu (collecting) of the Upper Burner. Hui (gathering) of Qi.

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.