ST-12 (Que Pen)

ST 12

Chinese Name:

Quepen 缺盆

English translation:

Empty Basin

Location:

In midpoint of supraclavicular fossa, 4 cun lateral to Ren meridian

Indications:

Cough, asthma, sore throat Pain in the supraclavicular fossa, scrofula

Functions:

Descends Lung Qi, activates the meridian.

Needling:

Perpendicular or oblique insertion .3 - .5 cun.

Contraindication:

Contraindicated in pregnant women