ST 14 Acupuncture Point(Kufang) belongs to the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming,which is commonly used for cough, wheezing, chest pain, coughing and hematemesis, etc. Oblique puncture 0.5 to 0.8 cun;
ST 14 Acupuncture Point Location
4 cun lateral to the AML in the 1st ICS.
What is the meaning of Kufang
Kufang: storage warehouses. The name of “Kufang” means that the fine grain substances of the Qi of Stomach Meridian is stored here. The substance of this point is the meridian water from ST 13(Qihu) point. Because the ground meridian water flowing to the point is relatively less,there is no carrier,so the spleen soil particles of Stomach Meridian begin to settle, as if they accumulate in storage warehouses, hence the name.
ST 14 Acupuncture Point Usage
Cough, wheezing, chest pain, coughing and hematemesis;
ST 14 Acupuncture Point Therapy
Press ST 14 acupoints with the fingertips and do circular exercises for 1 to 3 minutes each time,which can relieve sternal swelling and pain, wheezing, make smooth breathing, and prevent from breast hyperplasia if massage it;
ST 14 Point Compatibility
Combined with ZhouRong, Zhongfu, Chize to relieve asthma, treat cough;
Combined with Feishu, Danzhong, Tiantu, Chize to treat chest pain, cough;
Combined with Shaoze, Xinshu to treat cough;
Combined with Rugen, Jianjing and Quze to treat mastitis;