Stomach Meridian

Yingchuang ST16: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Ying: chest Chuang: window
Yingchuang is on the chest, like a window into it.
Point: ST-16
Chinese Name: 膺窗
Name: Yingchuang
English Name/Meaning: Breast Window
Pinyin: yìng chuāng
Han Geul 한글: eung chang 응창
Romaji: yō sō?
Vietnamese: Ưng song


In the third intercostal space, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Functions and indications of yingchuang:

Regulates lung and qi of the chest, so is beneficial in fullness and pain in the chest and hypochondrium, cough, asthma, breast problems-mastitis.


Puncture obliquely0.3-0.5 cun.


Oblique insertion only.


Deep or perpendicular insertion carries a substantial risk of puncturing the lung.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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