Conceptual Vessel 17 (Ren 17) or “Chest Centre”

(Shan Zhong)


The Conceptual Vessel point is a crossing point for the Lung, Pericardium and Heart channels which makes it a great point to help you relax and open the chest.


What benefit can I get by using this point?

This point helps to clear chest congestion, anxiety and panic attacks and can relieve indigestion discomfort.


Where is the Conceptual Vessel 17?Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone) - OrthoInfo - AAOS

The point is in the centre of the sternum in a shallow hollow.

It is at the level of the fourth intercostal space which is  located by counting down four rib spaces from the underside of the clavicle.



How to use this point:

  • Apply gentle, firm circular pressure with your index or middle finger, or by placing the palm on or over the point and massage the point for 30 seconds.
  • Take some deep breaths while you gently massage the point.


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