Skin-subcutaneous tissue-greter pectoral muscle.
In the superficial layer, there are the medial supraclavicular nerve, In the deep layer, there are the branches of the medial and lateral pectoral nerves.
Upright sitting or supine position; on the vertical line passing through the midpoint between mid-sternal line and midclavicular line, on the lower border of clavical.
Regulating the flow of qi, relieving asthma, and lowering the adverse flow of qi.
Bronchitis, pleuritis, intercostal neuralgia, asthma, vomiting, abdominal distension, anorexia, and dyspnea.
Combined use with ZusanliST36 (Zusanli (ST36) He-Sea Point) for treatment of pulmonary emphysema; with ZhongwanCV12 (Zhongwan (CV12) Front-Mu Point of the Stomach) for treatment of gastritis; and with LingxuKI24 (Lingxu (KI24)), ShencangKI25 (Shencang (KI25)), JuqueCV14 (Juque (CV14) Front-Mu Point of the Heart) for the treatment of vomiting.
Insert the needle horizontally, 0.5-0.8 cun deep; needling response: local numbness and distension; moxibustion: using 3-5 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 15 min.
Don`t puncture deeply, or else the needle would penetrate the subclavian vein and cause bleeding, or penetrate the external intercostal membrane-the internal intercostal muscles-the costal pleura-the pleural cavity-the visceral pleura and the lung by its tip through the inferior side of subclavian vein, and cause an injury to lung, leading to pneumatothorax.