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

Categories: None.

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.