SP 19 Acupuncture Point

SP 19 Acupuncture Point

SP 19 Acupuncture Point is called as xiōng xiāng. Xiong means Chest. Xiang means vast space. This point is located at the vast part of the upper chest.

The Spleen Meridian begins at the big toe and runs along the inside of the foot crossing the inner ankle. It then travels along the inner side of the lower leg and thigh. Once it enters the abdominal cavity, it internally connects with the spleen and continues upward to reach the Heart Meridian. Externally, the Spleen Meridian continues moving toward the chest and branches out to reach the throat and the root of the tongue.

The Spleen Channel is a yin channel that consists of 21 points. It begins at the 1st toe and runs along the medial aspect of the foot and travels upwards along the lower leg and thigh medially. Once reaching the abdomen it continues upwards toward the chest. As with the Stomach channel the Spleen is an extensive meridian which runs for most of the entire length of the body from the 1st toe to the upper chest but its main usage in a musculoskeletal setting is of the points of the lower limb, namely SP 6, SP 9 and SP 10.

SP 19 Acupuncture Point
SP 19 Acupuncture Point

SP 19 Acupuncture Point Location

3rd intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to midline

On the lateral chest, in the third intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline. Needle obliquely 0.3 – 0.5 cun.

Names

胸鄉 xiōng xiāng

Spleen 19 Chest Village

Speciality

Chest Village

Functions

  • Regulates and descends qi and unbinds the chest

Indication

  • Sensation of fullness and pain in the chest
  • Pain in the chest
  • Pain in the hypochondriac region
  • fullness in chest and costal region, inability to turn over while lying down, cough, SOB

Diseases

Chest and lateral costal region discomfort.

Discomfort

Area of Protection

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