Stomach 9, Ren Ying
人迎, rén yíng, "Person's Prognosis"

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Pinyin Pronunciation:
Alternate Names:
NamePin YinChineseTranslated
Tian Wu Huitiān wǔ huì天五會Celestial Fivefold Confluence
Wu Huiwǔ huì五會Fivefold Confluence
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Reference Source
Reference Source:
Point Location:
  • CAM
Level with the tip of Adam's apple where the pulsation of common carotid artery is palpable, on the anterior border of m. sternocleidomastoideus.
  • Deadman
Level with the tip of and 1.5 cun lateral to the laryngeal prominence, in the depression between the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and the lateral border of the thyroid cartilage.
How To Find It
1. Ask the patient to lie flat and remove any pillow. Palpate the laryngeal prominence and then, laterally, and then laterally border of the thyroid cartilage. A little more laterally than this, the carotid artery may be felt. Use the index finge
Superficially, the cutaneous cervical nerve, the cervical branch of the facial nerve; deeper, the sympathetic trunk; laterally, the descending branch of the hypoglossal nerve and the vagus nerve.
The superior thyroid artery on the bifurcation of the internal and external 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.
  • avoid use with Moxa
  • CAM
Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch.
  • Deadman
Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.

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