ST-16 (Ying Chuang)

ST13-ST18ST16

Chinese Name:

Yingchuang 膺窗

English translation:

Breast Window

Location:

On the chest, in the 3rd intercostal space, 4 cun lateral to the anterior median line.

Indications:

Fullness and pain in the chest and hypochondrium, cough, asthma, mastitis.

Functions:

Descends rebellious Qi, alleviates cough, benefits the breasts.

Needling:

Oblique or subcutaneous insertion .5 - .8 cun. Under the points from ST 11 to ST 18, there are important organs and a main artery. Do not puncture these points deeply.


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