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Large Intestine LI 18

Chinese Name: Futu (English translation: Support the Prominence)

Location:  On the lateral side of the neck, on the side of the Adam's apple, between the sternal head and clavicular head of m. sternocleidomastoideus.


  • Hiccups
  • Paralysis of the upper extremity, pain and limitation of the shoulder
  • Sore throat, scrofula, goiter

Functions: Benefits throat and voice, relieves cough.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - .8 cun. Caution: Any deeper needling may puncture the jugular vein or carotid artery.


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