KD 18

Acupuncture Point Theory

KD 18 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "KD 18" , 石關, is represented by "Shiguan" in pinyin and "Stone Pass" in english and may be found:

3 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 11.


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

  • Local Point for abdominal and intestinal issues.  
  • Pain, hiccups, vomiting, harmonizes stomach.
  • Fertility issues involving stagnation in the lower warmer.
  • Abdominal pain following childbirth.


Kd 18 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

  • Intersection Point of the KD & Chong Mai Meridians

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. KD18, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Blood Stagnation, Stomach Food Stagnation and/or Stomach Rebellious Qi

KD 18 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Hiccups, Infertility and/or Vomiting

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 11 ( Digestive issues - bloating, poor appetite, v…), SP 16 (Aids intestinal issues by clearing heat in the in…) and ST 22 (Abdominal pain, bloating, gurgling in the stomach…) are nearby.

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