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Shenfeng KI23: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Shenfeng KI23: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Shenfeng KI23: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
January 25
13:36 2019
Shenfeng-KI23

Shenfeng-KI23

Nomenclature:

Shen: mind, implying the heart Feng: manor
Shenfeng lies in the region which is subjected to the heart.
Point: KI23
Chinese Name: 神封
Name: Shenfeng
English Name/Meaning: Spirit Seal
Pinyin: shén fēng
Han Geul 한글: sin bong 신봉
Romaji: shim pō
Vietnamese: Thần phong

Location:

In the fourth intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the conception vessel.

Functions and Indications of shenfeng:

  • Opens the chest (asthma, pain in the ribs, rebellious qi).
  • Opens lung and sedates cough (asthma, fullness in chest, pain from bronchitis).

Method:

Transverse-oblique insertion, directed laterally along the intercostal space 0.5 to 1 cun.

Precautions:

Deep perpendicular or oblique needling may puncture the lung and/or liver.

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