Names Of Shangqu

KD 17 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Shang Bend
  • Pinyin Name: Shangqu
  • Chinese Character: 商曲
Meridian Information

Where Is KD 17 ?

KD 17 Location

  • 2 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 10.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is KD 17 Used For?

KD 17 Clinical Usages

  • Local point for abdominal and colon pain and functional issues.
  • Diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain.

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How Is KD 17 Categorized?

KD 17 Acupuncture Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the KD & Chong Mai Meridians

What Conditions May Use KD 17 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Points Are Near KD 17 ?

CV 10 Lower Venter

  • CV 10 is indicated for issues with the lower stomach (stagnation, bloating, distention, weak digestion, diarrhea, undigested food in the stool, vomiting, borborygmus).
  • CV 12 is indicated for issues with the middle stomach and CV 13 is indicated for the upper stomach.  

ST 23 Supreme Unity


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  • Abdominal pain, epigastric pain, bloating, poor appetite, diarrhea.
  • Shen/Spirit related imbalances related to phlegm - manic depression, irritability, anxiety.
  • Used with ST 24 for manic depression with stiff/thrusting tongue.

LV 13 Camphorwood Gate

  • Assist with SP Deficient signs esp. from the LV invading the SP - pain and distention of the abdomen, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea (or alternating), bloating, undigested food in the bowels.
  • Hui Meeting Point of the Zang - tonify all Zang organs.
  • Running Piglet Disorder.

GB 25 Capital Gate

  • Local point for pain in the lumbar a/or lateral costal region especially when presenting with a KD deficiency.
  • KD/SP Issues involving dampness - diarrhea (esp. watery/cold), bloating, abdominal distention.
  • Diuretic point - urinary retention, difficult urination, edema.
  • Uterine stones - assists passage

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