Skin subcutaneous tissue-linea alba-transverse fascia-extraperitoneal fat tissue-parietal peritoneum.
In the superficial layer, there are the anterior cutaneous branches of the anterior branch of the 7th thoracic nerve and the tributaries of the superficial epigasteic vein.In the deep layer, there are the branches of the anterior branch of the 9th thoracic nerve.
Lie supinely; draw a line connecting xiphoid process and umbilicus, a spot on this line, 1/4 apart from xiphoid process, or 3/4 apart from umbilicus. Or, at the midpoint of the line connecting ShangwanCV13(Shangwan (CV13)) and xiphoid process.
Tranquilizing the mind and resolving phlegm, regulating qi and normalizing the functions of the stomach.
Pain in the precordial region and the chest, nausea, acid regurgitation, dysphagia, vomiting, mental disorders, epilepsy, and palpitation.
Combined use with FeishuBL13 (Feishu (BL13)) and LiequeLU7 (Lieque (LU7)Luo-Connecting Point the Eight Confluent Point) for treatment of pleurisy; with NeiguanPC6 (Neiguan (PC6) Luo-Connecting Point the Eight Confluent Point) for treatment of angina pectoris; with JuqueCV14 (Juque (CV14) Front-Mu Point of the Heart) for treatment of gastroptosis; with GuanchongTE1 (Guanchong (TE1) Jing-Well Point), ZhigouTE6 (Zhigou (TE6)), GongsunSP4 (Gongsun (SP4) Luo-Connecting Point, The Eight Confluent Point), and JiexiST41 (Jiexi (ST41) Jing-River Point) for treatment of cholera; and with JianshiPC5 (Jianshi (PC5) Jing-River Point) and YanglingquanGB34 (Yanglingquan (GB34) He-Sea Point, Influential Point of Tendon) for treatment of rheumatic heart disease.
Insert the needle subcutaneously to 1-1.5 cun depth; needling response: local distention and heaviness; moxibustion: using 3-5 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 15 min.
Don`t puncture deeply, or else the needle would penetrate the posterior the parietal peritoneum-the peritoneal cavity-the visceral peritoneum and the left lobe of liver by its tip
and cause an injury to liver.