ST 13 Acupuncture Point(Qihu) belongs to the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming,which is commonly used for cough, wheezing, fullness of chest and flanks, vomiting blood, hiccups, etc., oblique puncture 0.3 to 0.5 cun;

ST 13 Acupuncture Point Location

4 cun lateral to the AML at the lower border of the clavicle.

qihu point

What is the meaning of Qihu

Qihu:”Qi”, means that the substance of this point is the Qi of the heaven.”Hu”,refers to a single door, or channel. The name of “Qihu” means that this point is the gateway for the exchange of Qi of Stomach Meridian with the outside. The substance of this point is the meridian water from ST 12(Quepen) point. Because this point is closer to the area of heart fire than above point, the meridian water will be more vaporized and spread to the rest of the body through Stomach Meridian. It is the gateway for the exchange of Qi between Stomach Meridian and outside, hence the name.

qihu ST 13

ST 13 Acupuncture Point Usage

Cough, wheezing, hiccups, fullness of chest and thigh, chest pain.


1. Respiratory system diseases: chronic bronchitis, asthma, pleurisy;

2. Others: costochondritis, intercostal neuralgia.

ST 13 qihu

ST 13 Acupuncture Point Therapy

  • Use your fingers to press ST 13 point and do circular exercises for 1 to 3 minutes each time to relieve hiccups, chest pain, and prevent from bronchitis and pleurisy if long-term massage it;
  • First use the index finger and middle finger to press and rub ST 13 for 3 to 5 minutes, and then use the palm to rub it for 3 to 5 minutes, which can relieve cough, asthma and other diseases if long-term massage it;
qihu ST 13

ST 13 Acupoint Compatibility

Combined with Feishu point to treat asthma and cough.

Combined with Huagai to treat flank pain.

Combined with Danzhong and Neiguan to treat chest distress and chest distension.

Combined with Lieque to treat cough and asthma ;

Combined with Yunmen, Tianfu, and Shenmen to treat asthma.