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Kufang ST-14 Acupuncture Point

Kufang ST-14

Chinese: 库房

Pinyin: Kùfáng

Location

In the 1st intercostal space, on the mammillary line, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline. 

How to locate

First identify the clavicular midpoint which is 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline. Draw an imaginary line between this point and nipple. Palpate along this line from the top and locate Kufang ST-14 in the first intercostal space. 

Main actions

  1. Descends the Rebellious Qi
  2. Opens the chest

Needling

0.5–0.8 cun obliquely or transversely, parallel to the course of the intercostal space or with or against the channel pathway.

Caution: Pneumothorax.

Commentary for Kufang ST-14

Qihu ST-13 is not a major point of the Stomach Channel.

Its main function is to descend Rebellious Qi and open the chest, characterized by distention and fullness in the chest or lateral costal region.