LI-18 (Fu Tu)

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Chinese Name:

Futu 扶突

English translation:

Support the Prominence

Location:

On the lateral side of the neck, on the side of the Adam's apple, between the sternal head and clavicular head of m. sternocleidomastoideus.

Indications:

Hiccups • Asthma • Cough • Loss Of Voice • Skin Disorders • Swallowing Difficult • Throat Constriction • Throat Soreness • Voice Hoarse • Wheezing

Functions:

Benefits throat and voice, relieves cough.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .5 - .8 cun.

Caution:

Any deeper needling may puncture the jugular vein or carotid artery