0.5 cun transversely in a superior or inferior direction.
Caution: only transverse needling is recommended in order not to injure the Heart, especially for patients with a split xiphoid process or a sternal foramen.
Zhongting REN-16 is used mainly to regulate Qi in the chest. When Qi stagnates there, the patients suffer from chest fullness and distension.
It can also regulate the Stomach and help to descend Rebellious Stomach Qi. Therefore, it can treat Stomach disorders such as digestive difficulties, vomiting after eating (or breast milk for infants) or umbilicus pain.