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Shangqu KI17: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Shangqu KI17: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Shangqu KI17: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
January 05
12:11 2019
Shangqu-KI17

Shangqu-KI17

Nomenclature:

Shang: one of the five sounds, pertaining to metal Qu: bend
The large intestine also pertains to meal. Shang-qu corresponds to the flexure of the intestine.

Point: KI17
Chinese Name: 商曲
English Name/Meaning: Shang Bend
Pinyin: shāng qū
Han Geul 한글: sang gok 상곡
Romaji: shō kyoku
Vietnamese: Thương khúc

Location:

2 cun above the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to Xiawan (Ren 10).

Functions and Indications of shangqu:

Regulates stomach and tonifies spleen and reduce stagnation so is beneficial for epigastric pain, indigestion, abdominal discomfort.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.

Remarks:

Meeting point of Kidney and chong vessel.

Precautions:

Deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.

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