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English: Flank Sinews
Also Known As: Neglected Muscles
  • 1 cun anterior to GB-22 Yuanye, at the level of the nipple, in the fourth intercostal space.
  • On the mid-axillary line, in the fifth intercostal space, approximately 3 cun inferior to the apex of the axilla, at the level of the nipple.
  • Note: This is located by different sources in both the fourth and fifth intercostal spaces.
  • 1 cun anterior to GB-22 in the fifth intercostal space.
  • Puncture obliquely, 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Transverse-oblique insertion along the intercostal space 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Caution: deep or perpendicular needling may induce a pneumothorax.
  • Slanted insertion, 0.5 to 0.8 cun.
  • Regulates Qi
  • Unbinds the chest
  • Benefits the axilla
  • Fullness of the chest
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Asthma
  • Swelling of the axilla
  • Saber lumps
  • Inability to raise the arm
  • Belching
  • Cough
  • Chills and fever
  • Pain of the lateral costal region
  • Scrofula
  • Pain of the shoulder and arm
  • Pleurisy
  • Vomiting acid




Saber lumps of the axilla

  • According to several classical sources, moxibustion is contraindicated on this point.