KI-18 (Shi Guan)

K11_K21

Chinese Name:

Shiguan 石关

English translation:

Stone Gate

Location:

On the upper abdomen, 3 cun above the center of the umbilicus, .5 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Classification:

Crossing point of the KID Meridian and the Chong Vessel

Indications:

Vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, postpartum abdominal pain, sterility.

Functions:

Harmonizes the Stomach, regulates the Lower Jiao, relieves pain, regulates the Ren and Chong Vessels.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.