Conception Vessel

Xuanji CV21: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Xuan: rotation Ji: axis
Xuanji is the name of the second and the third stars of the Big Dipper, opposite to the star Zigong. This point is also opposite to the point Zigong (CV19) and is therefore named Xuan-ji.
Point: CV21
Chinese Name: 璇玑
Name: Xuanji
Pinyin: xuán jī
English Name/Meaning: Jade Rotator
Han Geul 한글: seon gi 선기
Romaji: sen ki
Vietnamese: Toàn cơ


On the anterior midline, in the chest of the sternal manubrium, 1 cun below Tiantu (CV22).


  • Relaxes the chest and diaphragm.
  • Unbinds the chest.
  • Benefits the throat.
  • Descends counterflow Qi

Indications of Xuanji:

Pain in the chest, cough, asthma, sore throat, swollen and pain of throat, plum pit.


Transverse insertion directed superiorly or inferiorly along the channel, 0.5 to 1 cun.


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.