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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Stomach Meridian Index > Stomach 12

Stomach 12

Chinese Name: Quepen (English translation: Empty Basin)

Location:  In the midpoint of the supraclavicular fossa, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.


  • Cough, asthma, sore throat
  • Pain in the supraclavicular fossa, scrofula

Functions: Descends Lung Qi, activates the meridian.

Needling: Perpendicular or oblique insertion .3 - .5 cun. Supplement to the Classic Fig. of Acupuncture and Moxibustion says: "Needling is contraindicated in pregnancy." Under the points from ST 11 to ST 18, there are important organs and a main artery. Do not puncture these points deeply.

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