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English: Vital's Shu
Also Known As: Vital's Hollow
Vital's Transporting Point
  • 0.5 cun lateral to the navel.
  • 0.5 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus, level with REN-8 Shenque.
  • Straight insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.
    Caution: deep needling may penetrate the peritoneal cavity.
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Point of the Chong channel
  • Removes obstructions from the channel
  • Tonifies the Kidneys
  • Benefits the Heart
  • Regulates Qi
  • Alleviates pain
  • Regulates and warms the Intestines
  • Stomach spasms
  • Hernia pain
  • Enteritis
  • Habitual constipation
  • Hiccup
  • Epigastric pain
  • Cold in the epigastrium
  • Cutting pain in the abdomen
  • Shan disorder due to Cold
  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal pain and distention
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry stools
  • Borborygmus
  • The five types of painful urinary dysfunction
  • Redness and pain of the eye originating at the inner canthus
  • All Stomach complaints


The five types of urinary dysfunction



  • This point is related to Gaohuang, the space between the Heart and diaphragm.
  • It can be used to tonify the Kidneys and Heart and calm the Mind.
  • It is used for Kidney Yin Deficiency unable to nourish the Heart.