Qi: Qi of the meridian Chong: gushing
Qichong is located in a Qi ” street” and is a passageway for the Qi of the meridian to circulate.
Chinese Name: 气冲
English Name/Meaning: Rushing Qi
Pinyin: qì chōng
Han Geul 한글: gi chung 기충
Romaji: ki shō
Vietnamese: Khí xung
On the lower abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the midline and 1 cun inferior to the umbilicus.
1 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to yinjiao (REN 7).
- Regulates qi in abdomen.
- Relaxes the tendons (swelling and pain of external genitalia, hernia).
Indications of Qichong:
- Digestive disorders: abdominal pain, distension, diarrhoea, constipation.
- Reproductive disorders: irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhoea.
- Urinary disorders: Difficulty holding urine, dribbling urine.
Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.
- Sea point.
- Meeting point of chong and stomach channel.
- Famous point for swelling of external genitalia.
- Deep insertion in superior direction may penetrate the peritoneal cavity in thin patients or may penetrate a full bladder. So, ask the patient to empty the bladder before needling.
- Deep insertion in an inferior direction in the male may penetrate the spermatic cord.
- Do not use during pregnancy.