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Qichong ST30: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Qichong ST30: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Qichong ST30: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
December 26
21:02 2018
Qichong-ST30

Qichong-ST30

Nomenclature:

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.
Point: ST-30
Chinese Name: 气冲
Name: Qichong
English Name/Meaning: Rushing Qi
Pinyin: qì chōng
Han Geul 한글: gi chung 기충
Romaji: ki shō
Vietnamese: Khí xung

Location:

On the lower abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the midline and 1 cun inferior to the umbilicus.
OR,
1 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to yinjiao (REN 7).

Functions:

  • 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.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.

Remarks:

  • Sea point.
  • Meeting point of chong and stomach channel.
  • Famous point for swelling of external genitalia.

Precautions:

  • 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.

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