Spleen Meridian

Zhourong SP20 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Zhou: general Rong: nourishment
Zhourong functions to harmonize the nutrient Qi and to nourish the whole body.
Point: SP-20
Chinese Name: 周榮
Name: Zhourong
English Name/Meaning: Encircling Glory
Pinyin: zhōu róng
Han Geul 한글: ju yeong 주영
Romaji: shū ei
Vietnamese: Chu vinh


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

Functions of zhourong:

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


Fullness in the chest and hypochondriac region, cough, hiccup.


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


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.