Shiguan acupoint(KI 18) belongs to the kidney meridian of Foot-Shaoyin,which is commonly used for vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, abdominal pain after postpartum, and women’s infertility.
Location of Shiguan acupoint
3 cun above shenque acupoint( CV 8),0 .5 cun lateral to CV 11.
What is the meaning of Shiguan
Shiguan:Shi,refers to the water of the kidney. Guan,refers to the gate. The name of “Shiguan” means that the Chongmai qi of kidney meridian is coldly descend to ground water. The substance of this acupoint is the water dampness-qi from Shangqu acupoint. After reaching this point, it dissipates heat and cools down to the ground water liquid. The ground water liquid cannot go up here, hence the name.
What is Shiguan acupoint used for
Indications: abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation,abdominal pain after postpartum, female infertility, etc.
Shiguan acupoint therapy
Use middle fingers to press the point firmly until there is a sense of soreness, press and knead for 3-5 minutes each time,It not only helps treat the deficiency and cold of the spleen and stomach, but also helps promote sleep and fitness if long-term massaging.
Shiguan acupoint compatibility
Combined with Sanyinjiao, Yinjiao, and Shenshu points to treat threatened abortion and infertility;
Combined with Zhongwan and Neiguan point to treat stomach pain, vomiting and abdominal distension.