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Acupuncture Points - Ren 13

Chinese Name: Shangwan (English translation: Upper Epigastrium)

Location:  On the anterior median line of the upper abdomen, 5.0 cun above the umbilicus.

Classification: Crossing point of the Ren Vessel and Small Intestine and Stomach Meridians


  • Gastric pain, vomiting, abdominal distention
  • Epilepsy

Functions: Harmonizes and regulates the Middle Jiao, descends rebellious Qi, stops vomiting.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun. 



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