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Conception (Ren) Vessel

Regional Anatomy:
Skin subcutaneous tissue-origin of greater pectoral muscle-sternal body.
There are the anterior cutaneous branches of the 2nd intercostal nerve and the perforating branches of the internal thoracic artery and vein and the in this area.


Location:
Lie supinely or sit upright; on the mid-sternal line, at the same level of the 2nd intercostal space.
Function:
Regulating qi and soothing the chest oppression, depressing upward-reverse flow of qi, and dredging the collaterals.


Indications:
Pain in the chest, asthma and cough.


Prescription:
Combined use with ChizeLU5 (Chize (LU5)He-Sea Point) and FeishuBL13 (Feishu (BL13)) for treatment of pleurisy; and with GaohuangBL43 (Gaohuang (BL43)) for treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.


Methods:
Insert the needle subcutaneously to 1-1.5 cun depth; needling response: local distention and numbness; moxibustion: using 3-5 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 10 min.
Note:
 343. Zigong (CV19) Don`t puncture deeply or lift and thrust.


 385. Zigong The organs involved include the small intestine, the cecum, the appendix and the sigmoid colon in the abdominal cavity.

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