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TRANSLATION:Water Prominence
TYPE:
LOCATION:At the anterior margin of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, midway between ST 9 and ST 11
NEEDLE INSERTION:70° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun directed medially to avoid the carotid artery
TCM ACTION:Benefits the throat and neck, descends Lung Qi
INDICATIONS:Sore throat, swelling and pain of the throat, goiter, scrofula, stiffness of the neck with inability to turn the head, hiccough
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CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:Care should be taken to avoid puncturing the carotid artery which must be palpated and then held laterally during needling, by using the index finger and thumb of one hand, above and below the point. This method should not be attempted without appropriate clinical supervision. Contraindicated to moxabustion (classical).
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