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Ren 15 (CO 15)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Jiuwei, (Turtle) Dove Tail

Location
Below the xiphoid process, 7 cun above the umbilicus, locate the point in supine position with the arms uplifted.

Indications
Pain in the cardiac region and the chest, nausea, mental disorders, epilepsy, palpitations, difficulty swallowing, itchy skin on abdomen.

Traditional Action
Calms the mind, benefits Original Qi.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.