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The TCM acupunture point shan zhong - 膻中 - shān zhōng
(Ren Mai 17)

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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

shān zhōng

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Medical name (in English)
and abbreviation

Ren Mai 17,

Traditional Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( shan zhong / shān zhōng ) with pronunciation (English translation: Ren Mai 17 )

For obtaining stroke order animations, visit the links to the individual characters below.
膻中 ( shan zhong / shān zhōng ) is composed of these characters*: (shan) , (zhong)

*Clicking on one of these characters will take you to the "normal" Han Trainer Dictionary for Chinese Language.
The modern (simplified) Chinese characters of shān zhōng are identical with the traditional characters displayed above.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), traditional Chinese characters are normally used to designate the points.
The Conception Vessel (Ren Mai)

Meaning of of this acupuncture point's individual characters
as well as interpretation of the entire term in context with TCM

ribcage  |  center  |  center the breast

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