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Yingchuang ST16: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Yingchuang ST16: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Yingchuang ST16: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
December 17
21:00 2018
Yingchuang-ST16

Yingchuang-ST16

Nomenclature:

Ying: chest Chuang: window
Yingchuang is on the chest, like a window into it.
Point: ST-16
Chinese Name: 膺窗
Name: Yingchuang
English Name/Meaning: Breast Window
Pinyin: yìng chuāng
Han Geul 한글: eung chang 응창
Romaji: yō sō?
Vietnamese: Ưng song

Location:

In the third intercostal space, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Functions and indications of yingchuang:

Regulates lung and qi of the chest, so is beneficial in fullness and pain in the chest and hypochondrium, cough, asthma, breast problems-mastitis.

Method:

Puncture obliquely0.3-0.5 cun.

Remarks:

Oblique insertion only.

Precautions:

Deep or perpendicular insertion carries a substantial risk of puncturing the lung.

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