Ren 17 (CO 17)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Tanzhong, Middle of Chest
On the anterior midline, level with fourth intercostal space, midway between nipples.
Asthma, pain in the chest, fullness in the chest, palpitation, insufficient lactation, hiccups, difficulty in swallowing.
Tonifies Qi, regulates Qi, dispels fullness from the chest, clears the Lungs, resolves phlegm, benefits the diaphragm and the breasts
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