Location In the depression in the center of the suprasternal fossa.
Local Anatomy: In the depression 0.5 cun above the suprasternal notch, between the left and right sternocleidomastoid muscles. In it’s deep position in the sternohyoid and sternothyroid muscles.
Vasculature: Superficially, the jugular arch and the branch of the inferior thyroid artery. Deeper is found the trachea. Inferiorly, is found at the posterior aspect of the sternum, the inominate vein and aortic arch.
Innervation: The anterior branch of the supraclavicular nerve.
Martial Arts Usage
36 Vital Point
108 Vital Point
Sealing the Breath
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Classes
Intersection Point of the Liver Meridian
Intersection Point of the Conception Vessel
Intersection Point of the Yin Linking Vessel
Meeting of the Conception Vessel with the Heart Divergent Meridian
Meeting of the Conception Vessel with the Liver Divergent Meridian
Meeting of the Conception Vessel with the Gall Bladder Divergent Meridian
Meeting of the Conception Vessel with the Spleen Divergent Meridian
Meeting of the Conception Vessel with the Stomach Divergent Meridian
Window of the Sky Point
Attack Method: First puncture Perpendicularly 0.2 then tip needle downward along the posterior aspect of the sternum 0.5 – 1.0 inch. Angle is 15°.
Description This point is extremely dangerous! Striking it hard may lead to suffocation and death. Medium power will often impair mental activity.
This point is known to affect the lungs leading to violent coughing and a loss of breath.