The acupuncture point "LI 18" , 扶突, is represented by "Fu Tu" in pinyin and "Protuberance Assistant" in english and may be found:
Level with the tip of the Adam's Apple between the sternal and clavicular heads of the SCM.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Li 18 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. LI18, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver Qi Stagnation
LI 18 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Acid Reflux Disease (GERD), Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure), Loss of Voice, Palpitations and/or Plum Pit Qi
While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Huatuojiaji at C4 (C4 innervates the areas of the mouth, jaw and chi…), SI 16 (Both SI 16 & SI 17 are Window of the Sky Poin…), ST 9 (In ancient times the ST Qi was assessed by palpat…) and TH 16 (Local Point. Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used t…) are nearby.