Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "ST 11" , 氣舍, is represented by "Qishe" in pinyin and "Qi Abode" in english and may be found:
At the superior border of the clavicle between the sternal and clavicular heads of the sternocleidomastoideus muscle.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST11, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Stomach Rebellious Qi
ST 11 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Acid Reflux Disease (GERD), Hiccups, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Neck Pain and/or Sore Throat
While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 22 (All throat/vocal cord disorders - sore/dry throat…), EX Tian Dong (Note: This point is not a standard acupuncture p…) and KD 27 (Opens & relaxes the chest - asthma, constrict…) are nearby.