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Ruzhong ST17: Nomenclature, Location, Functions

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Ruzhong ST17: Nomenclature, Location, Functions

Ruzhong ST17: Nomenclature, Location, Functions
December 20
19:47 2018
Ruzhong-ST17

Ruzhong-ST17

Nomenclature:

Ru: breast Zhong: centre
Ruzhong is at the centre of the nipple.
Point: ST-17
Chinese Name: 乳中
Name: Ruzhong
English Name/Meaning: Middle of the Breast
Pinyin: rǔ zhōng
Han Geul 한글: yu jung 유중
Romaji: nyū chū?
Vietnamese: Nhũ trung

Location:

In the fourth intercostal space, in the center of the nipple, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Functions of Ruzhong:

This point serves only as a landmark for locating points on the chest and abdomen.

Acupuncture and moxa on this point are contraindicated.

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