Point Localization: In the middle of the sternocleidomastoid at the height of the laryngeal prominence.
TCM Actions: Benefits the throat and voice. Resolves Phlegm. Disperses lumps. Subdues the rebellion of Qi in the neck.
Indications: Swelling, lumps and pain in the throat. Tonsillitis (tonsillitis). Mumps. Laryngitis. Difficulty swallowing. Loss of voice. Hoarsely. Hiss throat. Cough. Labored or noisy breathing. Shortness of breath. Goiter. Scrofula. Lumps in the throat and vocal cords. Thyroid problems.
Target area: Throat.
Point Name and Meaning: Futu – Protuberance Assistant
Acupuncture Meridian: Large Intestine
Categories: Window of the Sky.
Unitary Channel: Yang Ming (Bright Yang) [LI + ST]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.