Stomach Meridian

Qichong ST30: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Qi: Qi of the meridian Chong: gushing
Qichong is located in a Qi ” street” and is a passageway for the Qi of the meridian to circulate.
Point: ST-30
Chinese Name: 气冲
Name: Qichong
English Name/Meaning: Rushing Qi
Pinyin: qì chōng
Han Geul 한글: gi chung 기충
Romaji: ki shō
Vietnamese: Khí xung


On the lower abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the midline and 1 cun inferior to the umbilicus.
1 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to yinjiao (REN 7).


  • Regulates qi in abdomen.
  • Relaxes the tendons (swelling and pain of external genitalia, hernia).

Indications of Qichong:

  • Digestive disorders: abdominal pain, distension, diarrhoea, constipation.
  • Reproductive disorders: irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhoea.
  • Urinary disorders: Difficulty holding urine, dribbling urine.


Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.


  • Sea point.
  • Meeting point of chong and stomach channel.
  • Famous point for swelling of external genitalia.


  • Deep insertion in superior direction may penetrate the peritoneal cavity in thin patients or may penetrate a full bladder. So, ask the patient to empty the bladder before needling.
  • Deep insertion in an inferior direction in the male may penetrate the spermatic cord.
  • Do not use during pregnancy.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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