ST-15 Room Screen WUYI - Acupuncture Points

| December 27, 2010 | 0 Comments | 1,226 views

Location
( ST-15 Room Screen WUYI - Acupuncture Points ) In the 2nd intercostal space, on the midclavicular line, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
How to find
On the upper thorax, the midclavicular line (4 cun lateral to the anterior midline) runs slightly obliquely from the clavicular midpoint to the generally more lateral nipple. Locate the 2nd intercostal space by palpating downward from the clavicle or by palpating from the manubriosternal synchondrosis (second rib) (➞ 3.5). Then palpate along its course to the midclavicular line, where ST-15 is located. Note the ascending course of the intercostal space! Located on the same level are ➞ Ren-19 (anterior midline), ➞ KID-25 (2 cun lateral to the anterior midline) and ➞ SP-20 (6 cun lateral to the midline).
Needling
0.5–0.8 cun obliquely or transversely (subcutaneously), parallel to the course of the intercostal space or with or against the channel pathway. Caution: pneumothorax.
Actions/Indications
● Regulates the Lung Qi
● Unbinds the chest
● Benefits the breasts and clears Heat

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