Point Localization: 2 cun lateral to the midline, in the second intercostal space.

TCM Actions: Opens the chest. Promotes the descent of Lung Qi. Subdues the rebellion of Qi.

Indications: Cough. Difficult or noisy breathing. Asthma. Shortness of breath. Pain and fullness in the chest. Nausea. Vomiting. Lack of appetite.

Target area: Lung. Stomach.

Point Name and Meaning: Shencang – Spirit Storehouse

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.