Theory

CV 17 - Acupuncture Point - Dan Zhong


CV 17 Names

  • English Name: Chest Center
  • Pinyin Name: Dan Zhong
  • Chinese Character: 膻中

Location

  • Level with the 4th ICS, midway between the nipples.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

CV 17 Image

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CV 17 Clinical Uses

  • Main point for tonification of the upper warmer.
  • Hui Meeting Point of the Qi - tonify and move the Qi of the body.
  • Chronic lung issues - cough, asthma, SOB, diaphragmatic pain.
  • Breast issues - insufficient lactation, mastitis.
  • Chest/Throat issues (rattling in throat w/asthma, difficulty swallowing, palpitations), counterflow Qi problems - guides the Qi downwards.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Important point for overall Qi (energy) in the body, useful for asthma.  


CV 17 Point Associations


CV 17 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



CV 17 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

  • No Linked Conditions At This Time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points




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