ST 30
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ST 30 Qi Chong 氣沖

“Surging Qi”

QI qi

CHONG to flush, surge, a thoroughfare

Other Names

Location and Needling:

5 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to REN-2, superior to inguinal groove on medial side of femoral artery, superior border of pubic bone.
0.5-1 cun perpendicular

Contraindications and Cautions


Sea of Nourishment point.
Tonifies the “Sea of nourishment”, ST, and Post-heaven Qi, use with ST-36 when too much energy is rising to the top of the body. Gathers original Qi; establishes connection between pre-natal and postnatal Qi. Important point for the general vitality.

Reunion with Chong Mai, deep branch of ST meridian emerges.

Regulates the Chong: (opens genitals, menses, and essence)
Opens the LJ: (Hernia, masses in the LJ).

Signs and Symptoms

Clinical Research


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11 Mar 2012 04:38

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