Conception Vessel 14
The CV14 point is located inferior to the sternum. This point lies over a nerve plexus and ganglion called the celiac plexus, which are neurologically connected to the sympathetic nerves of the stomach, intestines, gall bladder, liver, and spleen. Because of this, striking this point can simulate pain in any of these internal organs if used in combination with other points that affect the same internal organ. When this point is struck by itself, it can cause a dull visceral type of pain that the body senses as damage to the internal organs. The body then reflexively contracts the diaphragm and abdominal muscles to protect the internal organs. The end result is that the individual feels like they cannot breathe. (they feel like the wind was knocked out of them). Additionally, because this point also has a neurological connection to the T5 level of the spinal cord, striking this point can also affect the heart.