Names Of Qihu

ST 13 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Qi Door
  • Pinyin Name: Qihu
  • Chinese Character: 氣戶
Meridian Information

Where Is ST 13 ?

ST 13 Location

  • 4 cun lateral to the AML at the lower border of the clavicle.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is ST 13 Used For?

ST 13 Clinical Usages

  • Asthma, cough, wheezing, chest distention, hiccups.
  • Local point - rib pain, inability to turn head, neck pain.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use ST 13 ?

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 ST 13 ?

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 ST 13 ?

CV 21 Jade Pivot

  • Local point for chest issues - pain, cough, asthma, wheezing.
  • Resolve food stagnation in the stomach (often with ST 36), difficulty ingesting.  

KD 27 Shu Mansion


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  • Opens & relaxes the chest - asthma, constricted breathing, cough, chest tightness.
  • Tonify KD Deficiency leading to adrenal exhaustion - fatique, lowered immunity.
  • Local point for neck a/or jaw issues - pain, tension

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