SP 19 Acupuncture Point(Xiongxiang) belongs to the Spleen Channel of Foot-Taiyin,which is commonly used for chest pain,puncture obliquely or flat pierce outward 0.5 to 0.8 cun.
SP 19 Acupuncture Point Location
6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 3rd inter-costal space.
What is the meaning of Xiongxiang
Xiongxiang:”Xiong”,chest,”Xiang”,rural areas, and remote places. The name of “Xiongxiang” means that the Qi of Spleen Meridian is dissipated outside from here. The substance of this acupoint is the dampness-qi with less content of the heaven from SP 18(Tianxi) point. After reaching this point, the dampness-qi is further expanded and goes outside the Spleen Meridian due to absorbing heat,like going to rural areas far away from Spleen Meridian, hence the name.
SP 19 Acupuncture Point usage
Clinical:Intercostal neuralgia, bronchitis, etc
SP 19 Acupuncture Point Therapy
Press and rub SP 19(Xiongxiang) point with the pad of your thumb for 1 to 3 minutes each time. It can effectively relieve lung heat, cough, and asthma,also can regulate blood circulation, and enhance heart ability if Long-term massage it.
Moxibustion on SP 19 for 5 to 15 minutes, or 3 to 5 unit;
SP 19 Point Compatibility
Combined with Zhigou, Zhongting,Qimen,Xiaxi,Riyue point to treat chest and hypochondriac pain due to Qi stagnation.
Combined with Danzhong,Juque, Geshu, Xinshu, Jueyinshu point to treat chest distress caused by blood stasis, heartache.
Combined with Neiguan, Shenmen, Sanyinjiao point to calm the nerves, treat insomnia.