KD 23

Acupuncture Point Theory

KD 23 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "KD 23" , 神封, is represented by "Shenfeng" in pinyin and "Spirit Seal" in english and may be found:

In the 4th ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 17.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing.
  • Vomiting - harmonizes stomach.

KD 23 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

No Deep Needling (NDN)
Needle obliquely.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. KD23, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Lung Rebellious Qi and/or Stomach Rebellious Qi

KD 23 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Acid Reflux Disease (GERD), Asthma, Chest Pain, Cough and/or Vomiting

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 17 (Main point for tonification of the upper warmer. …), PC 1 (Window of the Sky Point, opens the chest - fullne…), SP 18 (Descends qi - chest oppression, shortness of brea…) and ST 17 (Never needled or treated, simply a body landmark …) are nearby.

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