Spleen Meridian

Xiongxiang SP19 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Xiong: chest       Xiang: vast place
Xiongxiang is located on the vast part of the upper chest.

Point: SP-19
Chinese Name: 胸乡
English Name/Meaning: Chest Village
Pinyin: xiōng xiāng
Han Geul 한글: hyung hyang
Romaji: 흉향 kyō kyō?
Vietnamese: Hung hương


In the 3rd intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline or 2 cun lateral to the midclavicular line.

Functions of Xiongxiang:

  • Disperses and descends the Lung Qi.
  • Unbinds the chest.


Fullness sensation in the chest and hypochondriac region.


Transverse-oblique insertion along the intercostal space, 0.5 to 1 cun.


Good for lung disorders.


Perpendicular insertion, especially in thin patients, carries a substantial risk of inducing a pneumothorax.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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