SP-18 (Tian Xi)

SP17-SP21

Chinese Name:

Tianxi 天溪

English translation:

Celestial Stream

Location:

On the lateral aspect of the chest, in the 4th intercostal space, 6 cun from the anterior midline of the body.

Indications:

Fullness and pain in the chest and hypochondrium, cough, hiccup, mastitis, insufficient lactation.

Functions:

Regulates, descends Qi, promotes lactation.

Needling:

Oblique or subcutaneous insertion toward the lateral direction .5 - .8 cun. Do not puncture point deeply.