Conception Vessel

Zhongting CV16: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications, Method, Precaution



Zhong: middle Ting: courtyard
Zhongting lies below the heart as if in the courtyard in front of the palace.
Chinese Name: 中庭
Pinyin: zhōng tíng
English Name/Meaning: Central Courtyard
Han Geul 한글: jung jeong 중정
Romaji: chū tei?
Vietnamese: Trung đình


On the anterior midline, at the level with the fifth intercostal space, on the xiposternal synchondrosis.
On the midline of the abdomen, 8 cun above the umbilicus.

Functions of zhongting:

  • Relaxes chest and regulates Qi.
  • Sedates rebellious Qi.
  • Regulates the stomach and flow of stomach Qi.


Distension and fullness in the chest and intercostal region, hiccup, nausea, anorexia, infantile vomiting.


Transverse insertion, directed superiorly or inferiorly along the midline, 0.5 cun.


Good for infantile vomiting.


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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