Shenque

Shenque is also named 神阙, CV8, 神闕
Shenque
Shenque

Shenque(CV8,神阙) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Conception Vessel.

Location

The center of the umbilicus.

Indication

①Collapse, apoplexy; ②abdominal pain and/or distension, diarrhea, dysentery, rectal prolapse, and other intestinal diseases; ③edema, dysuria.

Method

Indirect moxibustion with salt is frequently used on this point. It is a forbidden point dne to its susceptibility to infection in ancient times.