Large Intestine 18, Fu Tu
扶突, fú tú, "Protuberance Assistant"

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Pinyin Pronunciation:
Alternate Names:
NamePin YinChineseTranslated
Shui Xueshuǐ xuè水穴Water Hole
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Reference Source
Reference Source:
Point Location:
  • CAM
On the lateral side of the neck, level with the tip of Adam's apple, between the sternal head and the clavicular head of m. sternocleidomastoideus.
  • Deadman
On the lateral side of the neck, level with the tip of the laryngeal prominence, between the sternal and clavicular heads of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
How To Find It
1. Palpation of the sternal and clavicular heads is made easier if the patient turns their head away from the side to be needled, whilst you apply resistance at the chin. 2. In females the laryngeal prominence is not as pronounced as in males. If
The great auricular nerve, cutaneous nerve, lesser occipital nerve and accessory nerve.
Deeper, on the medial side, the ascending cervical artery and vein.
Deeper needling could puncture the carotid artery or jugular vein.
  • CAM
Puncture perpendiculalry 0.3 to0.5 inch.
  • Deadman
1. Perpendicular insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun. 2. Oblique insertion 0.5 to 0.8 cun.

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