Stomach 10, Shui Tu
水突, shǔi tū, "Water Prominence"

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Pinyin Pronunciation:
Alternate Names:
NamePin YinChineseTranslated
Shui Menshǔi mén水門Water Gate
Shui Tianshǔi tiān水天Water Heaven
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Reference Source
Reference Source:
Point Location:
  • CAM
At the midpoint of the line joining Renying (ST 9) and Qishe (ST 11), on the anterior border of m. sternocleidomastoideus.
  • Deadman
On the neck, at the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, midway between Renying ST-9 and Qishe ST-11.
How To Find It
To identify the anterior border of the muscle, ask the patient to turn their head away from the side to be needled, whilst you apply resistance at the chin.
Superficially, the cutaneous cervical nerve; deeper, the superior cardiac nerve issued from the sympathetic nerve and the sympathetic trunk.
The common carotid artery.
Care should be taken to avoid puncturing the carotid artery which must be palpated and then held laterally during needling by using the index finger and thumb of one hand above and below the point. This needling method should not be attempted by those who have not had appropriate clinical supervision.
  • CAM
Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch.
  • Deadman
Perpendicular-oblique insertion directed medially to avoid the carotid artery, 0.5 to 1 cun.

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