Ren 17 (Conception Vessel 17) is a great point for relieving emotional stress weighing on the heart.
Named Shan Zhong, “Chest Center,” I add this point into my sessions for people who are in the midst of crisis, loss, and/or stressful times. The point is located in the center of chest, on the sternum (breast bone).
Ren 17 is at our heart center.
When we hold our emotions in, sometimes they get bunched up in this area. By applying gentle pressure to Ren 17 we encourage the unraveling of the energy associated with these emotions. You know things are loosening up when the breath deepens and the chest settles.