Large Intestine 18 (LI 18)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Futu, Support the Prominence
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).
Cough, asthma, sore throat, sudden loss of voice, scrofula, goiter.
Benefits the throat, relieves cough, resolves phlegm and disperses masses.
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
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