The acupuncture point "CV 17" , 膻中, is represented by "Dan Zhong" in pinyin and "Chest Center" in english and may be found:
Level with the 4th ICS, midway between the nipples.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Cv 17 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
While not necessarily valid clinically, KD 23 (Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest te…), SP 18 (Descends qi - chest oppression, shortness of brea…) and ST 17 (Never needled or treated, simply a body landmark …) are nearby.