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
Unitary Channel: Shao Yin (Lesser Yin) [HE + KI]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.