Shen: mind, implying the heart Cang: concealment
Shencang is at the place where the mind is concealed.
Chinese Name: 神藏
English Name/Meaning:Spirit Storehouse
Pinyin: shén cáng
Han Geul 한글: sin jang 신장
Romaji: shin zō
Vietnamese: Thần tàng
In the second intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the conception vessel.
Functions and indications of shencang:
- Opens the chest (asthma, pain in the ribs, rebellious qi).
- Opens lung and sedates cough (asthma, fullness in chest, pain from bronchitis).
Transverse-oblique insertion, directed laterally along the intercostal space 0.5 to 1 cun.
Deep perpendicular or oblique needling may puncture the lung and/or liver.