Point Localization: On the midline, below T5.

TCM Actions: Strengthens the heart. Calms the Mind (Shen). Clears Heat in the Heart. Extinguishes Interior Wind.

Indications: Depression. Sadness. Lament. Anxiety. Poor memory. Palpitation. Disorientation. Shyness. Feeling of warmth. Children epilepsy. Lockjaw.

Target area: Heart.

Point Name and Meaning: Shendao – Spirit Path

Acupuncture Meridian: Governing Vessel (Du Mai)

Categories: None.

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.