Names Of Ruzhong

ST 17 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Breast Center
  • Pinyin Name: Ruzhong
  • Chinese Character: 乳中
Meridian Information

Where Is ST 17 ?

ST 17 Location

  • 4 cun lateral to the AML in the 4th ICS.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is ST 17 Used For?

ST 17 Clinical Usages

  • Never needled or treated, simply a body landmark for locating points on the chest.

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What Points Are Near ST 17 ?

PC 1 Celestial Pool


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  • Window of the Sky Point, opens the chest - fullness, counterflow qi, cough with phlegm.
  • Headache, blurred vision, axillary sweating, malarial disorders, difficulty moving the limbs.
  • Breast disorders, breast abscess, insufficient lactation.

KD 23 Spirit Seal


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  • Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing.
  • Vomiting - harmonizes stomach.

CV 17 Chest Center

  • Main point for tonification of the upper warmer.
  • Hui Meeting Point of the Qi - tonify and move the Qi of the body.
  • Chronic lung issues - cough, asthma, SOB, diaphragmatic pain.
  • Breast issues - insufficient lactation, mastitis.
  • Chest/Throat issues (rattling in throat w/asthma, difficulty swallowing, palpitations), counterflow Qi problems - guides the Qi downwards.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Important point for overall Qi (energy) in the body, useful for asthma.  

SP 18 Celestial Ravine


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  • Descends qi - chest oppression, shortness of breath, cough, hiccup, running piglet disorder.
  • Opens the chest and circulation in the breasts - breast pain, insufficient lactation.

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