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人迎

Synonyms:
  1. Renying
  2. ST9

Renying
Renying #

Renying(ST9,人迎) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Yangming Stomach Meridian of Foot.

Location

Level with, and 1.5 cun lateral to the tip of the laryngeal prominence, in the depression between the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) and the lateral border of the thyroid cartilage.

Indication

  • ①Scrofula and goiter;
  • ②sore throat;
  • ③hypertension;
  • ④asthma.

Method

Avoid puncturing the common carotid artery, puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch.