Point Localization: At the height of the pubic symphysis, 2 cun lateral to the mid line.
TCM Actions: Regulates the Qi in the Lower Burner. Regulates the Penetrating Vessel (Chong Mai). Subdues the rebellion of Qi. Tonifies the Sea of Food (SP and ST). Invigorates the Blood. Tonifies Qi pre and post-Celestial.
Indications: Excessive, irregular, painful or delayed menstruation caused by stasis of blood (xue). Infertility. Retained placenta. Lack of milk. Abdominal masses. Hernia. Swelling in the penis and prostate. Fullness, abdominal distension and pain that goes up. Squirming pain in the abdomen. Stiffness below the navel.
Target area: Lower abdomen. Reproductive system.
Point Name and Meaning: Qichong – Surging Qi
Acupuncture Meridian: Stomach
Categories: He point (sea) of food.
Unitary Channel: Yang Ming (Bright Yang) [LI + ST]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.