KD 17

Acupuncture Point Theory

KD 17 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "KD 17" , 商曲, is represented by "Shangqu" in pinyin and "Shang Bend" in english and may be found:

2 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 10.


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

  • Local point for abdominal and colon pain and functional issues.
  • Diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain.


Kd 17 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 17 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Constipation and/or Diarrhea

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 10 ( CV 10 is indicated for issues with the lower …), GB 25 (Local point for pain in the lumbar a/or lateral c…), LV 13 (Assist with SP Deficient signs esp. from the LV i…) and ST 23 (Abdominal pain, epigastric pain, bloating, poor a…) are nearby.

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