The acupuncture point "ST 13" , 氣戶, is represented by "Qihu" in pinyin and "Qi Door" in english and may be found:
4 cun lateral to the AML at the lower border of the clavicle.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
ST 13 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
No Deep Needling (NDN)
Oblique insertion only.
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST13, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Lung Rebellious Qi
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