ST 30

Acupuncture Point Theory

ST 30 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "ST 30" , 氣沖, is represented by "Qichong" in pinyin and "Surging Qi" in english and may be found:

2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 2.


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

  • Upper Sea of Water & Grain Point - excess or deficient conditions of the Stomach - hypogastric pain, bloating, abdominal pain.
  • Regulates the Intestines - borborygmus, hernia - rectal, inguinal.
  • Regulates genitalia - swelling and pain, impotence.
  • Regulates menstruation - irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, uterine bleeding.
  • Running Piglet Disorder.


St 30 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore st 30 functional grouping theory - Four Seas, or read all point categories and related theory.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST30, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Stomach Dampness, Stomach Food Stagnation and/or Stomach Qi Deficiency

ST 30 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation), Borborygmus, Digestive Issues, Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain - Cramps), Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Gastritis, Genital Pain - Swelling, Hernia, Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction), Irregular Menstruation, Running Piglet Disorder and/or Uterine Bleeding

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 2 ( Generally useful for Deficiency and Cold-Type…), KD 11 (KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all inters…), SP 12 (Used for a variety of urinary disorders (retentio…) and SP 13 (Abdominal pain, abdominal masses (fibroids, cysts…) are nearby.

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