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Danzhong CV17: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications, Method, Precautions

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Danzhong CV17: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications, Method, Precautions

Danzhong CV17: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications, Method, Precautions
September 20
15:05 2018
Danzhong-CV17

Danzhong-CV17

Nomenclature:

Dan: Exposure Zhong: middle
The exposed middle part of the chest was called Tanzhong in ancient times. This point lies there.

English name/ meaning: Chest Centre
Chinese name: Danzhong
Chinese pinyin: 膻中
Korean name: Chonjung
Japanese name: Danchu
Vietnamese name: Dan trung
French Name: Trann-tchong

Functions of Danzhong:

  • Regulates Qi and suppresses rebellious Qi (Tonifying action on heart and lung, Strong influence n lung).
  • Expand chest and relaxes diaphragm (stops coughing, helps with expectoration of phlegm, chest congestion).
  • Promotes lactation and opens breast (breast problems).

Location:

Danzhong is on the anterior midline, level with the 4th intercostal space, or at the midpoint between the nipples.

Indication:

  • Danzhong is the main point for oppression in the chest, short of breath, chest pain, heart palpitation, often used with Neiguan.
  • Also, the main point for diseases of the breast; the beginning of the mammitis, lactation deficiency.
  • Respiratory problems caused due to rebellious Qi of Lung: Cough, asthma.
  • Upper jiao problems: Vomiting, cardiac spasm.

Method:

  • Transverse insertion directed superiorly or inferiorly along the channel 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Transverse insertion directed laterally towards the breasts,1 to 1.5 cun, for breast disorders.

Remarks:

  • Front-Mu Point of the Pericardium.
  • Point of sea of Qi.
  • One of the Eight Influential Points (Qi Convergence).
  • The crossing point of conception vessel with Spleen, Kidney, Small Intestine and Triple Energizer meridian.

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