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TRANSLATION:Storehouse
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LOCATION:On the chest, in the first intercostal space, 4 cun lateral to the midline, level with CV 20
NEEDLE INSERTION:a. 20° insertion laterally or medially along the intercostal space, b. 5° insertion superiorly or inferiorly along the channel
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-0.8 cun
TCM ACTION:Descends rebellious Qi, unbinds the chest and diaphragm
INDICATIONS:Fullness and distention of the chest, asthma, cough, hiccough, dyspnea
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CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:Deep or perpendicular insertion carries a substantial risk of puncturing the lung
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