ST-19 Not Contained BURONG - Acupuncture Points

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Location
ST-19 Not Contained BURONG - Acupuncture Points ) 2 cun below the sternocostal angle and 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
How to find
The distance between the sternocostal angle and the centre of the umbilicus is divided into 8 cun, which can vary considerably from the patient’s finger cun; therefore, only proportional cun measurements should be used (helpful tool: elastic tape ➞2.3.1). First, measure 2 cun down from the sternocostal angle.
Or: Measure the midpoint of the upper half of the distance between the umbilicus and the subcostal angle (➞ Ren-12: spreading hands technique ➞ 2.3.3). From there, measure 2 cun in a lateral direction to locate ST-19. As its location depends on the shape of the thorax, it might be located either on the rib or on the abdomen. Located on the same level are ➞ Ren-14 (anterior midline), ➞KID-21 (0.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline) and ➞ LIV-14 (on the mamillary line and in the 6th intercostal space). Please note: From ST-19 onwards, the ST channel is located only 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Needling
Vertically 0.5–1 cun. If the correct location projects this point on the lower ribcage, needle transversely on the rib or locate the point more medially (or choose an alternative point) Caution: Peritoneum, pericardium.
Actions/Indications
● Regulates the Stomach, Intestines and Middle Burner
● Regulates the Lung Qi

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