ST 17

Acupuncture Point Theory

ST 17 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "ST 17" , 乳中, is represented by "Ruzhong" in pinyin and "Breast Center" in english and may be found:

4 cun lateral to the AML in the 4th ICS.


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

  • Never needled or treated, simply a body landmark for locating points on the chest.

ST 17 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

Avoid Moxa (MX)
Oblique insertion only.

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 17 (Main point for tonification of the upper warmer. …), KD 23 (Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest te…), PC 1 (Window of the Sky Point, opens the chest - fullne…) and SP 18 (Descends qi - chest oppression, shortness of brea…) are nearby.

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