Names Of Shiguan

KD 18 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Stone Pass
  • Pinyin Name: Shiguan
  • Chinese Character: 石關
Meridian Information

Where Is KD 18 ?

KD 18 Location

  • 3 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 11.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is KD 18 Used For?

KD 18 Clinical Usages

  • Local Point for abdominal and intestinal issues.  
  • Pain, hiccups, vomiting, harmonizes stomach.
  • Fertility issues involving stagnation in the lower warmer.
  • Abdominal pain following childbirth.

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How Is KD 18 Categorized?

KD 18 Acupuncture Point Associations

  • Intersection Point of the KD & Chong Mai Meridians

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use KD 18 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

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

What Conditions May Use KD 18 ?

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 18 ?

CV 11 Interior Strengthening

  • Digestive issues - bloating, poor appetite, vomiting after eating, borborygmus, anorexia.
  • Edema of the whole body.  

ST 22 Pass Gate


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  • Abdominal pain, bloating, gurgling in the stomach/intestines (boborygmus).
  • Diarrhea, constipation, poor appetite.
  • Edema.
  • Useful for bedwetting with HT 7 and UB 40 or LU 1 and HT 7 (deadman text).

SP 16 Abdominal Lament


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  • Aids intestinal issues by clearing heat in the intestines and resolving dampness - as well as generally moving the intestines.
  • Noted for undigested food in the stool.
  • Abdominal pain, dysentery, blood in the stool.

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