Qixue (KI 13) belongs to the kidney meridian of Foot-Shaoyin,which is commonly used to treat irregular menstruation, urinary tract infections, enteritis, etc.

Location of Qixue acupoint

3 cun below CV 8, 0.5 cun lateral to CV 4.


What is the meaning of Qixue

“Qixue” refers to the substance in the point is gaseous. The substance of this acupoint is the high temperature and high pressure water qi from the Dahe acupoint. After reaching the point, the fast and strong high temperature and high pressure water qi slowly weak and diffuses into a warm gaseous, hence the name.

What is Qixue used for

Irregular menstruation, urinary tract infection, enteritis;

Qixue therapy

Massage therapy

Use thumb to rub Qixue fpr 100 to  200 times, it can treat abdominal distension if long-term massage.

Moxibustion Therapy

Moxibustion Qixue with moxa sticks for 5-20 minutes, once a day, it can treat dysmenorrhea and dysmenorrhea.

Compatibility of Qixue

Combined with Dachangshu points are mainly used to relieve and treat indigestion;

Combined with Sanyinjiao, Qihai, Shenshu, and Xuehai points to relieve irregular menstruation,impotence, and infertility;

Combined with Yinlingquan, Zhongji and Pangguanshu points to relieve difficulty in urination;