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English: Water Prominence
Also Known As:
  • At the anterior margin of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, midway between ST-9 Renying and ST-11 Qishe.
  • At the midpoint of the line joining ST-9 Renying and ST-11 Qishe, on the anterior border of the m. sternocleidomastoideus.
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Perpendicular-oblique insertion directed medially to avoid the carotid artery, 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Caution: Care should be taken to avoid penetrating the artery which must be palpated and then held laterally during needling, by using the index finger and thumb of one hand above and below the point.
  • Benefits the throat and neck
  • Descends Lung Qi
  • Sore throat
  • Diseases of the vocal cords
  • Goiter
  • Asthma
  • Dyspnea
  • Swelling and pain of the shoulder
  • Cough
  • Swelling and pain of the throat
  • Scrofula
  • Whooping cough
  • Shortness of breath



Swelling and pain of the shoulder