Zhong: middle Ting: courtyard
Zhongting lies below the heart as if in the courtyard in front of the palace.
Chinese Name: 中庭
Pinyin: zhōng tíng
English Name/Meaning: Central Courtyard
Han Geul 한글: jung jeong 중정
Romaji: chū tei?
Vietnamese: Trung đình
On the anterior midline, at the level with the fifth intercostal space, on the xiposternal synchondrosis.
On the midline of the abdomen, 8 cun above the umbilicus.
Functions of zhongting:
- Relaxes chest and regulates Qi.
- Sedates rebellious Qi.
- Regulates the stomach and flow of stomach Qi.
Distension and fullness in the chest and intercostal region, hiccup, nausea, anorexia, infantile vomiting.
Transverse insertion, directed superiorly or inferiorly along the midline, 0.5 cun.
Good for infantile vomiting.