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Acupuncture Points - Ren 23

Chinese Name: Lianquan (English translation: Corner Spring)

Location:  On the anterior median line of the neck, above the throat prominence, in the depression above the upper border of the hyoid bone.

Classification: Crossing point of the Ren and the Yin Wei Vessels


  • Swelling and pain of the subglossal region, salivation with flaccid tongue, aphasia with stiffness of the tongue
  • Sudden hoarseness of the voice, difficulty in swallowing

Functions: Subdues rebellious Qi, benefits the tongue throat and speech, resolves Phlegm, stops cough.

Needling: Oblique insertion toward tongue root  .5 - .8 cun. 



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