Conception Vessel

Yutang CV18: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications, Method, Precaution



Yu: jade Tang: Palace
Jade is valueable. Yutang lies at the site of the heart. It is so important that it is considered a jade palace. CV 16 Central Palace and CV 17 Central Altar lie below, and CV 19 Purple Palace above, the energetic landscape and titles of the points around CV 18, leave one in no doubt as to its importance and connection with the shen. The Heart, as sovereign, resides within the Jade Hall. Middle Hall, Within the Breast, Jade Court and Purple Palace are all residences suitable for the Heart. They all offer shelter, protection and nourishment to the Heart.
Point: CV18
Chinese Name: 玉堂
Name: Yutang
Pinyin: yù táng
English Name/Meaning:Jade Hall
Han Geul 한글: ok dang 옥당
Romaji: gyoku dō?
Vietnamese: Ngọc đường


On the anterior midline, at the level of third intercostal space.


Relaxes chest, suppresses cough, dispels phlegm.


  • Pain in the chest, cough, asthma, vomiting.
  • Breast disorders.


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


Good for breast disorders.


Caution: Danger of injury to the heart or the pleura in patients with a sternal foramen, therefore only transverse needling with or against the flow of the channel.


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.