CO18 (Colon 18) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Neck-Futu
English Name: Hyoid Border; Support the Prominence.

Location: On the lateral side of the neck, level with the hyoid bone, between the sternal and clavicular head of m. sternocleidomastoideus.


One of the five "Window of the Sky" points listed in Ling Shu Ch21: For loss of voice.

Primary Indications:

Sudden loss of voice, sore throat.

Tertiary Indications:

Cough, asthma, scrofula, goitre, difficulty in swallowing.

Other Indications:

Excessive mucus, anaesthesia for thyroid operations, sounds in the throat "like a duck", throat makes a gurgling sound "like a cockcrow".


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Colon channel:

(CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO6, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO11, CO12, CO13, CO14, CO15, CO16, CO17, CO18, CO19, CO20)

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