Kufang ST-14

Chinese: 库房

Pinyin: Kùfáng


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

How to locate

First identify the mammillary line by drawing an imaginary line between the clavicular midpoint and nipple. This line is 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

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


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.