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LI17

Synonyms:
  1. 天鼎
  2. Tianding

Tianding
Tianding #

Tianding(LI17, 天鼎) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Yangming Large Intestine Meridian of Hand.

Location

Lateral side of the neck, the midpoint of Futu(LI18) and the supraclavicular fossa, at the posterior margin of the sternocleidomastoid.

Vasculature

The external jugularvein.

Indication

  • ①Sudden loss of voice, sore throat, and other diseases of the throat;
  • ②scrofula and goiter.

Method

Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.