0.5–0.8 cun obliquely or transversely, parallel to the intercostal space, or with or against the channel pathway.
Xiongxiang SP-19 is not a major point of the Spleen Channel. Its main function is to open the chest by regulating and invigorating Qi. Typical manifestations are body stiffness and fullness in the chest and the lateral costal area, which then radiates to the back.
It also subdues Rebellious Qi in the chest, characterized by coughing and breathlessness.