Regulates Large Intestine and dissolves accumulation
Vertically 0.5–1 cun.
Caution: Peritoneum, pregnancy.
The Penetrating Vessel is the 'Sea of Blood', 'Sea of the 12 Channel' as well as the 'Sea of the abdomen avenue'. Thus its points are often able to invigorate the Blood and Qi and remove Stagnation, especially in the abdomen.
The point's name 'Shang' refers to the Metal element, which corresponding to the Large Intestine. Therefore, KID-17 is a useful local point to promote bowel movement and eases related pain.