Stomach 17 (ST 17)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Ruzhong, Breast Center
In the fourth intercostal space, in the center of the nipple.
Acupuncture and moxibusion on this point are contraindicated. This point serves only as a landmark for locating points on the chest and abdomen.
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O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981
Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.