Stomach Meridian

Qishe ST11: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Qi: qi (vital energy) She: residence
Qi refers tot he vital energy of the lung and stomach. Qishe is beside the trachea, like a residence for the Qi.
Point: ST-11
Chinese Name: 气舍
Name: Qishe
English Name/Meaning: Abode of Qi
Pinyin: qì shè
Han Geul 한글: gi sa 기사
Romaji: ki sha(?)
Vietnamese: Khí xá


Superior to the medial end of the clavicle, in the depression between the sternal and clavicular heads of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.


Benefits the throat and neck and descends qi.

Indications of qishe:

  • Sore throat, pain and rigidity of the neck, asthma, hiccup, goiter.
  • Esophagus problems – vomiting, belching, nausea.


Perpendicular insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.


Deep insertion may puncture the lung.


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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