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乳根

Synonyms:
  1. Rugen
  2. ST18

Rugen
Rugen #

Rugen(ST18,乳根) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Yangming Stomach Meridian of Foot.

Location

In the 5th intercostals space, below the nipple, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Indication

  • ①Hypochondrium and mammary abscess, hypogalactia;
  • ②bronchitis, asthma, hiccup;
  • ③chest pain.

Method

Puncture obliquely 0.3-0.5 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.