LI 18 Acupuncture Point(Futu) belongs to the Large Intestine Meridian of Hand-Yangming,which is commonly used for cough and wheezing, sore throat, dysphagia, sudden loss of voice, thyroid disease, scrofula, etc.
LI 18 Acupuncture Point Location
Level with the tip of the Adam’s Apple between the sternal and clavicular heads of the SCM.
What is the meaning of Futu
Futu:Fu,Support, help.The name of “Futu” means that the Qi of large intestine meridian goes up to the heaven with the help of external heat. The substance of this acupoint is the water-qi from LI 17 point (Tianding). After reaching this acupoint, it is unable to ascend to the heaven by itself,and with the help of the heat of the heart to go upwards, hence the name.
LI 18 Acupuncture Point Usage
cough and wheezing, sore throat, dysphagia, sudden loss of voice, thyroid disease, scrofula, etc.
LI 18 Acupuncture Point Therapy
Use thumb to press and rub Futu acupoint for 100to 200 times,it can prevent stiff neck and cough if long-term massage it. (Press down with the thumb of your finger and massage in a circle.).
Mild moxibustion on Futu acupoint with moxa sticks for 5 to 20 minutes, once a day,It can treat neck diseases.
Scrape Futu acupoint from top to bottom for 3 to 5 minutes, once every other day, it can relieve neck and shoulder pain, arm pain, sore throat,and hiccups.
LI 18 Point Compatibility
Combined With Tiantu, Hegu, and Lieque point to relieve cough and asthma.
Combined With Neiguan, Kongzui, Chize, and Fenglong point treat lung asthma and cough.
Combined With Tiantu, LU 11(Shaoshang), Chize, Hegu, Quchi point to relieve throat swelling and pain,dumbness and so on.
Combined With Lianquan, Tiantu, Shangyang,Neiting, and Fenglong to relieve sudden loss of voice.
Combined With Quchi,Zhigou,Zhoujian,Jianjing point to treat scrofula.
Combined With Taixi, Zhaohai,LU 10(Yuji) point to treat swelling and sore throat caused by yin deficiency fire.
Combined With Tiantu, Guanyuan, Zhaohai, Sanyinjiao point to replenish qi and nourish yin, and treat thyroid disease due to qi and yin deficiency.