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Qihu ST13: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Qihu ST13: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Qihu ST13: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
December 16
21:50 2018
Qihu-ST13

Qihu-ST13

Nomenclature:

Qi: qi (vital energy) Hu: door
Qihu is on the upper part of the chest, like a door for the Qi, the vital energy of the lung and stomach.
Point: ST-13
Chinese Name: 气户
Name: Qihu
English Name/Meaning: Qi Door
Pinyin: qì hù
Han Geul 한글: gi ho 기호
Romaji: ki ko(?)
Vietnamese: Khí hộ

Location:

At the lower border of the middle of the clavicle, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Functions:

Regulates lung and qi of the chest.

Indications:

Fullness in the chest, asthma, cough, hiccup, pain in the chest and hypochondrium.

Method:

Puncture obliquely 0.3-0.5 cun.

Remarks:

Oblique insertion only.

Precautions:

  • Deep or perpendicular insertion carries a substantial risk of puncturing the lung.
  • Deep or perpendicular insertion carries a substantial risk of injuring subclavian vessel.

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