0.3–0.5 cun transversely.
Shenting is translated to 'Courtyard of the Mind or Spirit', which indicates its great impact on both of them. The courtyard is one of the most important part of traditional Chinese house as it is the entrance and makes the first impression to visitors.
Shenting DU-24 works as the entrance to the Mind and Spirit. It performs the downward movement such as subduing Rebellious Qi and Yang, so as to calm the Mind and open the Mind's orifices. Thus it is able to treat symptoms such as anxiety or insomnia. It is often used together with Benshen GB-13 in case of serious anxiety or fears.
On the other hand, Shenting DU-24 can lift the Mind, to treat depression, sadness or poor memory. It is able to treat psychiatric issues as well such as schizophrenia.
Finally, Shenting DU-24 benefits the nose and eyes. Thus it is used to clear runny or blocked nose, nose blood, allergic rhinitis, blurred vision or lacrimation.