KID-24 Spirit Ruin LINGXU - Acupuncture Points

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KID-24 Spirit Ruin LINGXU - Acupuncture Points -1

KID-24 Spirit Ruin LINGXU - Acupuncture Points -1

Location
[KID-24 Spirit Ruin LINGXU - Acupuncture Points] In the 3rd intercostal space (ICS), 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
How to find
Locate the 3rd ICS by palpating parasternally from the clavicle or by counting from the manubriosternal synchondrosis (➞2nd rib) (➞3.5), then locate KID-24 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline. Located on the same level (➞ 3rd ICS) are ➞ Ren-18 (on the midline), ➞ ST-16 (4 cun lateral to the midline) and ➞ SP-19 (6 cun lateral to the midline).
Needling
0.5–0.8 cun obliquely or transversely (subcutaneously) along the course of the ICS or with or against the channel pathway. Caution: Pneumothorax.
Actions/Indications
● Regulates the Lung and Stomach Qi
● Unbinds the chest
● Benefits the breasts

KID-24 Spirit Ruin LINGXU - Acupuncture Points -3

KID-24 Spirit Ruin LINGXU - Acupuncture Points -3

Special features
The Su Wen describes points KID-22 to KID-27 as shu points of the chest, indicated for difficult breathing and disorders of the thorax. They are particularly indicated for breathing difficulties due to ‘excess above, deficiency below’, which refers to the inability of the Kidneys to absorb the Qi that has descended from the Lung.

KID-24 Spirit Ruin LINGXU - Acupuncture Points -2

KID-24 Spirit Ruin LINGXU - Acupuncture Points -2

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