SP 19 Acupuncture Point(Xiongxiang) belongs to the Spleen Channel of Foot-Taiyin,which is commonly used for chest pain,puncture obliquely or flat pierce outward  0.5 to 0.8 cun.

SP 19 Acupuncture Point Location

6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 3rd inter-costal space.

xiongxiang point

What is the meaning of Xiongxiang

Xiongxiang:”Xiong”,chest,”Xiang”,rural areas, and remote places. The name of “Xiongxiang” means that the Qi of Spleen Meridian is dissipated outside from here. The substance of this acupoint is the dampness-qi with less content of the heaven from SP 18(Tianxi) point. After reaching this point, the dampness-qi is further expanded and goes outside the Spleen Meridian due to absorbing heat,like going to rural areas far away from Spleen Meridian, hence the name.

SP 19 Acupuncture Point usage

Chest pain,cough;

Clinical:Intercostal neuralgia, bronchitis, etc

SP 19 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Press and rub SP 19(Xiongxiang) point with the pad of your thumb for 1 to 3 minutes each time. It can effectively relieve lung heat, cough, and asthma,also can regulate blood circulation, and enhance heart ability if Long-term massage it.

Moxibustion therapy

Moxibustion on SP 19 for 5 to 15 minutes, or 3 to 5 unit;

SP 19 Point Compatibility

Combined with Zhigou, Zhongting,Qimen,Xiaxi,Riyue point to treat chest and hypochondriac pain due to Qi stagnation.

Combined with Danzhong,Juque, Geshu, Xinshu, Jueyinshu point to treat chest distress caused by blood stasis, heartache.

Combined with Neiguan, Shenmen, Sanyinjiao point to calm the nerves, treat insomnia.