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Spleen 20 (SP 20)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zhourong, All-Round Flourishing

Location
In the second intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the Ren meridian.

Indications
Fullness in the chest and hypochondriac region, cough, hiccough.

Traditional Action
Diffuses and downbears Lung Qi, suppresses cough and stabilizes dyspnea.

Contraindications


References:

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

OíConnor, 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.