Ren 16 (CO 16)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zhongting, Central Palace
On the midline of the sternum, at the level with the fifth intercostal space.
Distension and fullness in the chest and intercostal region, hiccups, nausea, anorexia.
Loosens the chest and rectifies Qi, downbears counterflow and harmonizes the center.
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