Shencang KID-25 Acupuncture Point

Shencang KID-25

Chinese: 神藏

Pinyin: Shén Cáng

Location

In the 2nd intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline. 

How to locate

First identifying the 2nd intercostal space by counting 2 spaces down from the clavicle. 

Shencang KID-25 is on this space and also 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline. 

Main actions

Subdues Rebellious Qi of the Lungs and Stomach

Needling

0.5–0.8 cun obliquely or transversely along the course of the intercostal space or with or against the channel pathway.


Caution: Pneumothorax.

Commentary for Shencang KID-25

For all the Kidney Channel points in the various intercostal spaces of the chest (from Bulang KID-22 to Shufu KID-27), they share similar actions of descending Rebellious Lung or Stomach Qi.

Therefore, they are indicated for symptoms such as wheezing, dyspnoea or coughing by harmonizing the Qi Excess in the upper part of the body and Qi Deficiency in the lower part. This Qi imbalance happens because the Kidney is not strong enough to receive Lung Qi

Therefore, Shencang KID-25 is mostly used to subdues Rebellious Lung and Stomach Qi. It also strengthens Kidney's ability to receive Lung Qi.