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Large Intestine 18 (LI 18)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Futu, Support the Prominence

Location
On the lateral side of the neck, level with the tip of the Adam's apple, between the sternal head and clavicular head of muscle sternocleidomastoideus (SCM).

Indications
Cough, asthma, sore throat, sudden loss of voice, scrofula, goiter.

Traditional Action
Benefits the throat, relieves cough, resolves phlegm and disperses masses.

Contraindications

Large Intestine Meridian

Large Intestine Acupuncture Points:

LI 1, LI 2, LI 3, LI 4, LI 5, LI 6, LI 7, LI 8, LI 9, LI 10, LI 11, LI 12, LI 13, LI 14, LI 15, LI 16, LI 17, LI 18, LI 19, LI 20

References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

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.