ST-30 Rushing Qi QICHONG - Acupuncture Points

| December 30, 2010 | 0 Comments | 3,332 views

Location
ST-30 Rushing Qi QICHONG - Acupuncture Points ) 2 cun lateral to the upper border of the pubic symphysis and medial to the femoral artery and vein, approximately 1 cun superior to the inguinal groove.
How to find
First, locate the upper border of the pubic symphysis (location of ➞Ren-2). Then locate ST-30 2 cun lateral from there (on the vertical line halfway between the anterior midline and the mamillary line). This often corresponds with a location 1 cun superior to the inguinal groove and medial to the femoral artery/vein.
Located on the same level are ➞ Ren-2/KID-11/SP-12 (anterior midline/0.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline/3.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline). ➞LIV-12 is located in the inguinal groove, 1 cun inferior and 0.5 cun lateral to ST-30.
Needling
0.5–1 cun vertically or 1.5 cun slightly obliquely towards the external genitalia for disorders of the urogenital tract. Caution: Femoral artery, urinary bladder (quite superficial in a superior direction); in men, the spermatic ducts (quite superficial in an inferior direction), pregnancy. Ask the patient to empty their bladder before needling this point.
Actions/Indications
● Regulates the Qi in the Lower Burner
● Strengthens the Sea of Grain (later Heaven Qi)
Special features
Meeting point with the chong mai (according to some authors, also with the G.B. channel), Sea of Grain point. Wide usage for disorders of the Lower Burner.

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