Chest and Abdomen Acupressure Points

Below you will find commonly used acupressure points located on the chest and abdomen.  Chest and abdomen points are helpful for a range of conditions including fatigue, breathing problems, digestive issues, anxiety and other emotional imbalances and more.  For acupressure points on other parts of the body, or for a general introduction to acupressure, please read the appropriate section:


Lung (LU) 1


On the Lung meridian, located 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline, level with the 1st Inter-costal space. Generally found by sliding your finger below the clavicle from the sternum towards the shoulder falling into the depression that is LU 2. Then move your finger down and slightly out about a fingers width to find LU 1.

¤ Uses: cough, wheezing, asthma, shoulder/chest tension.


Lung (LU) 2


On the Lung meridian, located 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline, below the clavicle in a depression medial to the coracoid process. Generally found by sliding your finger below the clavicle from the sternum towards the shoulder falling into the depression.

¤ Uses: cough, wheezing, asthma, shoulder/chest tension.


Conception Vessel (CV) 17


On the Conception Vessel meridian, located on level with the 4th inter-costal space, midway between the nipples. Generally found by sliding your finger along the middle of the sternum from the bottom towards the top, your finger will fall into a depression that is in-line with your nipples.

¤ Uses: anxiety, cough, asthma, reflux, chest tension.


Conception Vessel (CV) 14


On the Conception Vessel meridian, located 6 cun above CV 8 (umbilicus). Generally found by sliding your finger along the middle of the abdomen towards the bottom of the sternum, your finger will fall into a depression slightly below the end of the sternum (CV 15), then move your finger about a finger width below that and press where it is most tender.

¤ Uses: anxiety, depression, chest oppression, inability to concentrate.


Conception Vessel (CV) 12


On the Conception Vessel meridian, located midway between CV 8 and CV 16, 4 cun above CV 8. Generally found by in the middle of the abdomen half the distance from the sternum to the belly button.

¤ Uses: stomach/digestive issues such as heartburn, diarrhea, "nervous" stomach, poor digestion.


Conception Vessel (CV) 6


On the Conception Vessel meridian, located midway between CV 5 and CV 7, 1.5 cun below CV 8 (umbilicus). Generally found sliding your finger up the middle of your abdomen from the lower abdomen towards the belly button stopping about an inch below the belly button.

¤ Uses: bloating, edema, prolapse, also an energizing point for general fatigue.


Conception Vessel (CV) 4


On the Conception Vessel meridian, located 2 cun above CV 2 (pubic symphysis). Generally found sliding your finger up the middle of your abdomen from your pubic bone until it drops into a depression about 2 inches above.

¤ Uses: general fatigue, low energy, weakness, diarrhea.

  • Note: Acupuncture points are often located by the cun measurement, which is a relative measurement tool.
  • You can click on the point names below to find more information about the point and the meridian name to see a graphic of the meridian.
  • For particular conditions you can read our conditions treated section which offers some of the more commonly used points for a given condition.