KD 13

Acupuncture Point Theory

KD 13 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "KD 13" , 氣穴, is represented by "Qixue" in pinyin and "Qi Hole" in english and may be found:

3 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 4.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all intersect the Chong Mai and are useful as local points for abdominal a/or gynecological issues


Kd 13 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

  • Intersection Point of the KD & Chong Mai Meridians

KD 13 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation), Digestive Issues, Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain - Cramps), Irregular Menstruation and/or Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding)

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 4 (Generally, useful for deficiencies of Yin, Yang, …), GB 27 (GB 26, GB 27 & GB 28 are all useful points on the…) and ST 28 (Excess Cold/Damp Issues of the Lower Warmer - ret…) are nearby.

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