ST-9 (Ren Ying )

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Chinese Name:

Renying 人迎

English translation:

People Welcome

Location:

On the neck, lateral to the Adam's apple, on the anterior border of m. sternocleidomastoideus, where the common carotid artery pulsates.

Classification:

Crossing point of the Stomach and Gall Bladder Meridians. Window of the Sky point Sea of Qi point

Indications:

Sore throat, asthma, goiter, dizziness, flushing of the face.

Functions:

Regulates Qi and Blood, subdues rebellious Qi, benefits the throat and neck.

Needling:

Keep away from the common carotid artery. Perpendicular insertion .3 - .8 cun. No moxa. Do not puncture deeply.