Ruzhong ST17: Nomenclature, Location, Functions



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


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.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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