Point Localization: Below the nipple in the fifth intercostal space.
TCM Actions: Benefits the breasts. Reduces edema. Moves the Qi of the chest. Stops cough.
Indications: Abscess. Pain, swelling and distention of the breast. Mastitis and premenstrual swelling. Breast lumps. Lack of milk. Cough. Shortness of breath. Tightness in the chest.
Target area: Breasts. Thorax.
Point Name and Meaning: Rugen – Breast Root
Acupuncture Meridian: Stomach
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.