Skin-subcutaneous tissue-greater pectoral muscle.
In the superficial layer, there is the intermediate supraclavicular nerve. In the deep layer, there are the axillary artery and the thoracoacromial artery.
Sit upright or lie supinely; at the midpoint of the lower border of clavicle, 4 cun apart from midclavicular line laterally, vertically above the nipple.
Promoting dispersing function of lung, regulating the flow of qi, and dispersing the accumulation of lumps.
fullness in the chest, asthma, cough, hiccup, pain in the chest and hypochondrium.
Combined use with ChizeLU5 (Chize (LU5)He-Sea Point) for treatment of bronchitits; and with HuagaiCV20 (Huagai (CV20)) for treatment of intercostal neuralgia.
Insert the needle obliquely 0.2-0.4 cun deep; needling response: local sensation of distension and soreness; moxibustion: using 3-5 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 15 min.
Don't puncture deeply, or else the needle would injure the axillary artery and the thoracoacromial artery by its tip when puncturing perpendicularly 1 cun deep, or cause the injury of subclavian artery and bleeding when performing lifting, thrusting and twirling manipulation, or would penetrate the serratus anterior muscle-the external intercostal muscles -the internal intercostal muscles-the parietal pleura-the pleural cavity-the visceral pleura and the lung, injure the lung tissue and cause pneumatothorax when puncturing more than 1 cun deep.