LI-17 (Tian Ding)

li17-li20li17-li18Li17Chinese Name:

Tianding 天鼎

English translation:

Celestial Tripod

Location:

On the lateral side of the neck, 1 cun below LI-18, on the posterior border of the SCM. At the midpoint of the line connecting LI 18 and ST 12.

Indications:

Disorders of the mouth, teeth, nose and throat as well as diseases involving the lateral border of the upper limbs, anterior part of the shoulder and neck.

Functions:

Benefits throat and voice.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .5 - .8 cun.

Caution:

Any deeper needling may puncture the jugular vein or carotid artery.pendicular insertion .8 - 1.2 cun

 

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