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Stomach Meridian (Foot Yang Brightness) Points

ST-18 (Ru Gen )


Chinese Name:

Rugen 乳根

English translation:

Breast Root


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.


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


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


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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