Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Chenman : Supporting Fullness

St-20 : Foot Yangming Stomach 20


Location:
On the abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the midline and 5 cun superior to the umbilicus, level with Shangwan Ren-15.

Needling:
Perpendicular insertion 0.5 - 1 cun

Warning:
In thin subjects, deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity Deep needling at right Chengman St-20 may penetrate an enlarged liver


TCM Actions:
Harmonises the middle jiao
Descends rebellion of the Lung and Stomach

TCM Indications:
  • Epigastric pain, vomiting, vomiting blood, spitting blood, hiccup, difficult ingestion, poor appetite, abdominal distension, borborygmus, diarrhoea, hardness and pain of the lateral costal region.
  • Shortness of breath, wheezing, difficult breathing with raised shoulders.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Cutaneous branches of thoracic nerves from T7
    Dermatome Segment: T7


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