0.5–1 cun obliquely in an inferior direction. The patient should be in an extended position.
Caution: be careful with hypertrophied Organs such as the Heart and Liver, especially with deep needling or oblique insertion in a superior direction.
It strongly calms the Mind by opening the Mind's orifices so as to treat symptoms such as serious anxiety, depression, palpitation, worry, emotional upsets, fears, insomnia or obsessions. This is especially the case in Yin or Blood Deficiency patterns.
It can be stimulated to open the chest and descend both Rebellious Lung Qi and Rebellious Heart Qi. The first pattern gives rise to symptoms like coughing, wheezing and short of breath, while the latter can lead to anxiety, sighing and feeling of chest oppression.
As the Connecting-Luo point of the Directing Vessel, it controls the Connecting-Luo Channel, which spreads out in various small branches over the abdomen. In case of Excess in the branches, the patients feel abdomen pain. Otherwise, they feel abdomen itchiness in case of Empty in the branches. Jiuwei REN-15 can be applies for both conditions.