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Acupuncture Points - Ren 8

Chinese Name: Shenque (English translation: Spirit Gateway)

Location:  In the middle of the abdomen, in the center of the umbilicus.


  • Flaccidity of apoplexy, coldness of the four extremities
  • Chronic diarrhea, hemihidrosis (sweating on only one side of the body)
  • Edema

Functions: Rescues Yang collapse, resuscitates, warms Yang, regulates the intestines.

Needling: Indirect moxibustion with moxa stick, or moxibustion on some type of material (salt, ginger, etc.).



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