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Ren 16 (CO 16)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zhongting, Central Palace

Location
On the midline of the sternum, at the level with the fifth intercostal space.

Indications
Distension and fullness in the chest and intercostal region, hiccups, nausea, anorexia.

Traditional Action
Loosens the chest and rectifies Qi, downbears counterflow and harmonizes the center.

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.