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Xiongxiang SP19 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Xiongxiang SP19 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Xiongxiang SP19 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
November 15
11:35 2018
Xiongxiang-SP19

Xiongxiang-SP19

Nomenclature:

Xiong: chest       Xiang: vast place
Xiongxiang is located on the vast part of the upper chest.

Point: SP-19
Chinese Name: 胸乡
English Name/Meaning: Chest Village
Pinyin: xiōng xiāng
Han Geul 한글: hyung hyang
Romaji: 흉향 kyō kyō?
Vietnamese: Hung hương

Location:

In the 3rd intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline or 2 cun lateral to the midclavicular line.

Functions of Xiongxiang:

  • Disperses and descends the Lung Qi.
  • Unbinds the chest.

Indications:

Fullness sensation in the chest and hypochondriac region.

Method:

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

Remarks:

Good for lung disorders.

Precautions:

Perpendicular insertion, especially in thin patients, carries a substantial risk of inducing a pneumothorax.

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