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Acupuncture Points - Ren 15

Chinese Name: Jiuwei (English translation: Dove Tail)

Location:  On the anterior median line of the upper abdomen, 1.0 cun below the xiphisternal synchondroses.

Classification: Luo-Connecting point of the Ren Vessel


  • Manic depression, epilepsy
  • Chest pain, palpitations, abdominal distention

Functions: Opens the chest, transforms Phlegm, regulates the Heart, calms the Shen, subdues rebellious Qi.

Notes: Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling: Oblique insertion downwards .4 - .6 cun. 



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