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ST-18 (Ru Gen) Breast Root

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Stomach Channel of Foot Yang Ming

Actions:

  • Benefits the breasts and reduces swelling
  • Unbinds the chest and alleviates cough and wheezing

Indications:

  • Pain in the chest, cough, asthma, mastitis, insufficient lactation.

Location

CAM:
  • On the chest, directly below the nipple, on the lower border of breast, in the 5th intercostal space, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
AMOA:
  • Directly below the nipple, in the fifth intercostal space.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture obliquely 0.3-0.5 inch.

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