( L.I.-18 Support the Prominence FUTU - Acupuncture Points ) On the lateral aspect of the neck, at the level of the laryngeal prominence, between the two heads of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (➞ 3.2).
How to find
From the laryngeal prominence (tip of the Adam’s apple), draw a line across the sternocleidomastoid muscle to its posterior border.
L.I.-18 is located between the two heads of this muscle, which becomes more visible and palpable by rotating the head to the opposite side.
Located on the same level are ➞ST-9 on the anterior border and ➞ S.I.-16 on the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
Rotate the head back to its normal position before inserting the needle. Vertically 0.3–0.5 cun or obliquely up to 0.8 cun. Caution: Carotid artery, jugular vein.
● Benefits the throat and larynx
Window of Heaven point. Often used when swallowing is difficult, for example after a stroke.
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