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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Stomach Meridian Index > Stomach 18

Stomach 18

Chinese Name: Rugen (English translation: Breast Root)

Location:  On the chest, directly below the nipple, at the base of the breast, in the 5th intercostal space, 4 cun lateral to the anterior median line.

Indications:

  • Acute mastitis, insufficient lactation
  • Chest pain, cough and asthma

Functions: Benefits the breasts, frees the chest, alleviates cough and wheezing.

Needling: Oblique or subcutaneous insertion .5 - .8 cun. 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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