Burong ST-19

Chinese: 不容

Pinyin: Bù Róng


2 cun below the sternocostal angel and 6 cun above the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline. 

How to locate

There are 8 cun between the sternocostal angle and the center of the umbilicus. Burong ST-19 is 2 cun below the sternocostal angle and 6 cun above the umbilicus. It is also 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline. 

Depends on the shape of the thorax, the point might be either on the rib or on the abdomen.


Main actions

  1. Harmonizes the Middle Burner
  2. Subdues Rebellious Qi


Vertically 0.5–1 cun.

As each patient's thorax shape varies, the point may fall on either rib or the abdomen. 

If the actual point location on the rib, needle transversely on the rib or locate the point more medially, or choose an alternative point. 

Caution: Peritoneum, pericardium.

Commentary for Burong ST-19

Burong ST-19 is an important point of the Stomach Channel. It can be used for almost all types of Full Stomach patterns, including Stomach Qi Stagnation, Rebellious Stomach Qi, Dampness in the Stomach or Retention of Food. Typical symptoms are feeling of fullness in the epigastrium, sour regurgitation, nausea, epigastric distension and pain, vomiting or lack of appetite. 

In fact, the point's name 'Bu Rong' literally means the Stomach is full and can not contain more content. 

On the other hand, it can also subdues Rebellious Lung Qi, characterized by coughing or short of breath.