ST 15

Acupuncture Point Theory

ST 15 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "ST 15" , 屋翳, is represented by "Wuyi" in pinyin and "Roof" in english and may be found:

4 cun lateral to the AML in the 2nd ICS.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Asthma, chest oppression, fullness a/or pain in the chest.
  • Breast pain, distention, mastitis, abscess.
  • General pain, heaviness and/or itching of the whole body.

ST 15 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

No Deep Needling (NDN)
Oblique insertion only.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST15, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver Qi Stagnation and/or Lung Qi Deficiency

ST 15 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Asthma, Breast Distention, Mastitis, Muscular Dystrophy and/or Wheezing (Dyspnea)

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 19 ( Local point for chest issues - pain, cough, a…), KD 25 (Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest te…) and SP 20 (Aids the descent of lung qi - cough, shortness of…) are nearby.

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