Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "ST 12" , 缺盆, is represented by "Quepen" in pinyin and "Empty Basin" in english and may be found:
In the midpoint of the supraclavicular fossa, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
ST 12 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Avoid Artery (AA)
No Deep Needling (NDN)
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST12, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Stomach Qi Deficiency and/or Stomach Rebellious Qi
ST 12 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Acid Reflux Disease (GERD), Asthma, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), Cough, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Sore Throat and/or Tennis Elbow
While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 22 (All throat/vocal cord disorders - sore/dry throat…), GB 21 (Local point for occipital headache, tight trapezi…) and KD 27 (Opens & relaxes the chest - asthma, constrict…) are nearby.