ST18 (Stomach 18) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Rugen
English Name: Breast Root

Location: On the chest, directly below the nipple, on the lower border of the breast, in the 5th intercostal space, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.


Regulates Stomach Qi, regulates the breast and lactation, dispels stagnation.


Pain in the chest, cough, asthma, mastitis, insufficient lactation.


The English Name and Function have been reprinted from Maciocia: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Copyright 1989, with permission from Elsevier. Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

View other points on the Stomach channel:

(ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, ST9, ST10, ST11, ST12, ST13, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18, ST19, ST20, ST21, ST22, ST23, ST24, ST25, ST26, ST27, ST28, ST29, ST30, ST31, ST32, ST33, ST34, ST35, ST36, ST37, ST38, ST39, ST40, ST41, ST42, ST43, ST44, ST45)

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