ST-12 (Que Pen) Empty Basin

ST-12 (Que Pen) Empty Basin

Acupuncture Points on the Stomach Channel of Foot Yang Ming

  • Meeting Point of the Stomach, Large Intestine, Small Intestine, Sanjiao, and Gallbladder Channels


  • Descends Lung Qi and clears heat from the chest
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain


  • Cough, asthma, sore throat, pain in the supraclavicular fossa.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: In the supraclavicular area, posterior to the superior border of the clavicle and at its midpoint, 4 cun lateral to the midline, on the mamillary line.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: In the midpoint of the supraclavicular fossa, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch. Deep puncture is not advisable. Moxibustion is applicable.

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