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