ST-18 (Ru Gen )

ST13-ST18ST18

Chinese Name:

Rugen 乳根

English translation:

Breast Root

Location:

On the chest, directly below the nipple, at the base of the breast, in the 5th intercostal space, 4 cun lateral to the anterior median line.

Indications:

Regulates Stomach Qi, regulates the breast and lactation, dispels stagnation.

Functions:

Benefits the breasts, frees the chest, alleviates cough and wheezing.

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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