( ST-10 Water Prominence SHUITU - Acupuncture Points ) On the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, at the midpoint of a line connecting ➞ ST-9 and ST-11.
How to find
➞ ST-9 and ST-10 are both located on the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (➞ 3.2). ➞ ST-11 is located posterior to the sternal head. Place the middle finger of the left hand onto ➞ ST-9 on the level of the laryngeal prominence and the thumb on ➞ ST-11 posterior to the sternal insertion. ST-10 is located at the midpoint between the two fingers. With the patient’s head rotated in the opposite direction, the muscle will be more visible and can be more easily palpated.
0.5–1 cun obliquely in a medial direction, away from the artery.
Caution: Carotid artery, jugular veins. If necessary, rotate the head back to a middle position before needling.
● Regulates the Lung Qi
● Benefits the throat
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