Point Localization: 2 cun above CV8 (belly button).

TCM Actions: Promotes the descent of Stomach Qi.

Indications: Difficult to digest. Stuck food. Fullness, epigastric pain and stiffness. Nausea caused by difficulty in digestion. Reflux. Undigested food in faeces.

Target area: Stomach.

Point Name and Meaning: Xiawan – Inferior Epigastric

Acupuncture Meridian: Conception Vessel (Ren Mai)

Categories: Meeting of Conception and Spleen channels.

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