Skin subcutaneous tissue-sternal body.
There are the anterior cutaneous branches of the 3rd intercostal nerve and the perforating branches of the internal thoracic artery and vein and the in this area.
Lie supinely or sit upright; on the mid-sternal line, at the same level of the 3rd intercostal space.
Regulating qi and soothing the chest oppression, activating the collaterals and relieving pain.
Pain in the chest, cough, asthma, and vomiting.
Combined use with ChizeLU5 (Chize (LU5)He-Sea Point) for treatment of bronchitis; and with ChengjiangCV24 (Chengjiang (CV24)) for treatment of vomiting of milk in infant.
Insert the needle subcutaneously to 1-1.5 cun depth; needling response: local numbness and distention; moxibustion: using 3-5 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 15 min.
Don`t puncture deeply or lift and thrust.