( ST-9 Man’s Welcome RENYING - Acupuncture Points ) 1.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline, on the level of the laryngeal prominence and at the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
How to find
From the laryngeal prominence, palpate posteriorly to the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (➞3.2). ST-9 is located at the anterior border of the muscle, which becomes more clearly visible and palpable if the patient’s head is turned in the opposite direction.
Located on the same level are ➞ S.I.-16 on the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and L.I.-18 between the two heads of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
If necessary, move the head to its normal position before needling. Caution: Carotid artery, carotid sinus, jugular veins. The carotid artery is located directly at the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. The needle should be inserted anterior to where you can feel the pulsating of the carotid artery.
Vertically 0.5–1 cun between the artery and the thyroid cartilage. For reasons of safety, the artery should be held in a lateral position with one finger of the palpating hand above and one finger below the insertion site. Irritation of the carotid sinus can lead to a lowering of the blood pressure and fainting!
● Regulates the Qi
● Opens the channel
● Harmonises excess or deficiency in the thorax
Window of Heaven point, Sea of Qi point, meeting point with the G.B. channel.
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