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Conception (Ren) Vessel

Regional Anatomy:
Skin subcutaneous tissue-sternal body.
There are the anterior cutaneous branches of the 4th intercostal nerve and the perforating branches of the internal thoracic artery and vein and the in this area.


Location:
Lie supinely; at the meeting point of the mid-sternal line and the line connecting two nipples in man; on the mid-sternal line, at the same level of the 4th intercostal space in woman.
Function:
Regulating qi and activating blood, and soothing the chest oppression.


Indications:
Asthma, pain in the chest, fullness in the chest, palpitation, agalactosis, hiccup, and dysphagia.


Prescription:
Combined use with RugenST18 (Rugen (ST18)) for treatment of agalactosis; with LiequeLU7 (Lieque (LU7)Luo-Connecting Point the Eight Confluent Point) and FenglongST40 (Fenglong (ST40) Luo-Connecting Point) for treatment of bronchial asthma; and with TianjingTE10 (Tianjing (TE10)) for treatment of pain in the chest.


Methods:
Insert the needle subcutaneously to 1-1.5 cun depth; needling response: local distention, radiating toward both laterals; moxibustion: using 3-5 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 15 min.

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