REN13 (Conception Vessel 13) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shangwan
English Name: Upper Epigastrium

Location: On the anterior midline, 5 cun above the umbilicus.


Subdues rebellious Stomach Qi.


Stomachache, abdominal distension, nausea, vomiting, epilepsy, insomnia.


The English Name and Function have been reprinted from Maciocia: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Copyright 1989, with permission from Elsevier. Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

View other points on the Conception Vessel:

(REN1, REN2, REN3, REN4, REN5, REN6, REN7, REN8, REN9, REN10, REN11, REN12, REN13, REN14, REN15, REN16, REN17, REN18, REN19, REN20, REN21, REN22, REN23, REN24)

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