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: Kidney

Categories: None.

Unitary Channel: Shao Yin (Lesser Yin) [HE + KI]

 

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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.