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#59 Five Shen Points Part 1

Updated: Dec 14, 2023



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UB-42 Door of the Corporeal Soul

Door of the Corporeal Soul PÒHÙ 魄戶

Location

3 cun lateral to the Governor Vessel, level with the lower border of the SP of T3 / also level with Ub-13

Indications (CAM)

Pulmonary Tuberculosis, hemoptysis, cough, asthma, neck rigidity, pain in the shoulder/back

Indications (Deadman)

  • Tonifies / Nourishes the Lung

  • Soothes Dyspnea / Alleviates cough

  • Activates channel & relieves pain

Indications (Maciocia)

  • Tonify the Lungs Sooth the Corporeal Soul (Po)

  • Stimulate descending of Lung Qi

Needle Method

Obliquely 0.3 - 0.5 cun

Caution

Deep perp or deep oblique needling medially can cause a pneumothorax

Nearby vasculature

  • Posterior Branch of the intercostal artery

  • Descending branch of the transverse cervical artery

Nearby nerves

  • Medial cutaneous branches of the 2nd and 3rd thoracic nerves

  • Dorsoscapular nerve

UB-44 Hall of the Spirit

SHÉNTÁNG 神堂

Location

3 cun lateral to the spine, level with the lower border of SP of T5 / also level with UB-15

Indications (CAM)

Asthma, cardiac pain, palpitation, stuffy chest, cough, stiffness and pain of the back

Indications (Deadman)

  • Unbinds the chest

  • Regulates Qi

  • Activates channel & relieves pain

Indications (Maciocia)

  • Calm the Mind

  • Subdue rebellious Qi

Needle Method

Oblique 0.3 - 0.5 cun

Caution

Deep perp or deep oblique needling medially can cause a pneumothorax

Nearby vasculature

  • Posterior Branch of the intercostal artery & vein

  • Descending branch of the transverse cervical artery

Nearby nerves

  • Medial cutaneous branches of the 4th and 5th thoracic nerve

  • Dorsoscapular nerve

 

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