Shen: mind Dao: pathway
The heart houses the mind. Shendao is medial to Xinshu (BL15), like a pathway of the mind.
Chinese Name: 神道
Name: She ndao
Pinyin: shén dào
English Name/Meaning: Way of the Spirit
Han Geul 한글:sin do 신도
Romaji: shin dō
Below the spinous process of the fifth thoracic vertebra.
- Calms the heart and spirit.
- Dispels wind and heat.
- Epilepsy, chest pain, chest tightness, insomnia, poor memory, aphasia from stroke.
Puncture obliquely upward 0.5-1 cun.
One of the very important point for chest tightness.
Precautions for Shendao:
Deep insertion should be avoided. The spinal canal lies between 1.25 and 1.75 cun deep to the skin surface, varying according to body build.