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Large Intestine LI 17

Chinese Name: Tianding (English translation: Celestial Tripod)

Location:  On the lateral side of the neck, on the posterior border of m. sternocleidomastoideus, lateral to Adam's apple, at the midpoint of the line connecting LI 18 and ST 12.


  • Sudden loss of voice
  • Sore throat, scrofula, goiter

Functions: Benefits throat and voice.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - .8 cun. Caution: Any deeper needling may puncture the jugular vein or carotid artery.


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