Names Of Rugen

ST 18 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Breast Root
  • Pinyin Name: Rugen
  • Chinese Character: 乳根
Meridian Information

Where Is ST 18 ?

ST 18 Location

  • 4 cun lateral to the AML in the 5th 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 18 Used For?

ST 18 Clinical Usages

  • Any issues with the breasts - mastitis, pain/swelling, insufficient lactation.
  • Chest tightness/oppression, asthma, cough.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use ST 18 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Conditions May Use ST 18 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Points Are Near ST 18 ?

CV 16 Center Palace

  • Local point for chest and intercostal distention and pain.
  • Hiccups, nausea, anorexia, difficulty ingesting.  

KD 22 Corridor Walk


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  • Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing

GB 22 Armpit Abyss

  • Local Point.

GB 23 Sinew Seat

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