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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.

Nature:

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".

References:

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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