Shufu KID-27 Acupuncture Point

Shufu KID-27

Chinese: 俞府

Pinyin: Shū Fǔ

Location

In the depression on the lower border of the clavicle, 2 cun lateral to the anterior Midline. 

How to locate

First identify the first rib directly below the clavicle.

Locate Shufu KID-27 on the 1st rib or, in some case, at its lower border. It is also 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline. 

Main actions

Subdues Rebellious Lung and Stomach Qi

Needling

0.5–0.8 cun obliquely or transversely along the course of the intercostal spaces or with or against the channel pathway.

Caution: Pneumothorax.

Commentary for Shufu KID-27

For all the Kidney Channel points in the various intercostal spaces of the chest (from Bulang KID-22 to Shufu KID-27), they share similar actions of descending Rebellious Lung or Stomach Qi.

Therefore, they are indicated for symptoms such as wheezing, dyspnoea or coughing by harmonizing the Qi Excess in the upper part of the body and Qi Deficiency in the lower part. This Qi imbalance happens because the Kidney is not strong enough to receive Lung Qi