POINT: ST-30 (STOMACH-30)
|Also Known As:||Qi's Breakthrough
- 2 cun lateral to REN-2 Qugu on the support ridge of the pubic tubercle.
- At the lateral superior side of the pubic tubercle, 2 cun lateral to the median line of the abdomen in the upper inguinal region, medial to the common iliac artery.
- 5 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to REN-2 Qugu.
- On the lower abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the midline (halfway between the midline and the palpable border of the rectus abdominus), level with the superior border of the pubic symphysis, REN-2 Qugu.
- Straight insertion, 0.5 to 1 cun. Sensation: local heavy distended feeling.
- Slanted insertion toward the genitals, 1 to 2 cun. Sensation: Local distention and soreness extending to the genitals.
Caution: Internally, the presence of the spermatic cord in men or the round ligament in women makes deep insertion dangerous.
- Puncture perpendicularly 0.5 to 1 cun.
- Moxibustion is applicable.
- Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.
Caution: in thin patients, deep insertion in a superior direction may penetrate the peritoneal cavity or a full Bladder. Deep insertion in an inferior direction in a male may penetrate the spermatic cord.
- Sea of Nourishment (Water and Grain) point
- Intersecting point of the REN, DU, and Chong channels
- Stabilizes and promotes the Jing
- Stabilizes the lower orifices
- Regulates Qi and Blood
- Tonifies Ying Qi
- Regulates menstruation
- Regulates the Chong channel
- Invigorates and contains Blood
- Raises Middle Qi
- Regulates Stomach Qi
- Tonifies the Sea of Food
- Regulates Qi in the Lower Jiao
- Subdues Running Piglet Q
Urinary tract infection
Bleed both points for excessive perspiration
Moxa for stone edema of the upper abdomen
- This point has a deep pathway to the Heart channel and the Small Intestine channel.
- This point is used for Spleen and Stomach Deficiency with External Invasion.
- Bleed this point for chronic hemoptysis.
- This is the single most important point to treat running piglet Qi.