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Shenque

Synonyms:
  1. 神阙
  2. CV8
  3. 神闕
Shenque
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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.