Stomach Meridian Acupuncture Points

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Acupuncture Meridian - Stomach

ST 1: cheng qi / Tear Container
Function: Expels wind, brightens the eyes, stops lacrimation.
Indications: Redness, swelling and pain of the eye, lacrimation, night blindness, twitching of eyelids, facial paralysis.

ST 2: si bai / Four Whites
Function: Expels wind, brightens the eyes.
Indications: Redness, pain and itching of the eye, facial paralysis, twitching of eye lids, pain in the face.

ST 3: ju liao / Great Bone-Hole
Function: Expels wind, removes obstructions from the channel, relieves swellings.
Indications: Facial paralysis, twitching of eyelids, epistaxis, toothache, swelling of lips and cheek.

ST 4: di cang / Earth Granary
Function: Expels wind, removes obstructions from the channel, benefits tendons and muscles.
Indications: Deviation of the mouth, salivation, twitching of the eyelids.

ST 5: da ying / Great Reception
Function: Courses wind and quickens the connecting vessels.
Indications: Facial paralysis, trismus, swelling of the cheek, pain in the face, toothache.

ST 6: jia che / Jawbone
Function: Expels wind, removes obstructions from the channel.
Indications: Facial paralysis, toothache, swelling of the cheek and face, mumps, trismus.

ST 7: xia guan / Below the Joint
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, benefits the ears.
Indications: Deafness, tinnitus, otorrhea, toothache, facial paralysis, pain of the face, motor impairment of the jaw.

ST 8: tou wei / Head Corner
Function: Expels wind, relieves pain, brightens the eyes, relieves dizziness, clears heat.
Indications: Headache, blurring of vision, ophthalmalgia, lacrimation.

ST 9: ren ying / Man's Prognosis
Function: Regulates Qi, removes masses, benefits the throat, relieves swellings.
Indications: Sore throat, asthma, goiter, dizziness, flushing of the face.

ST 10: shui tu / Water Prominence
Function: Rectifies Lung Qi and disinhibits the throat.
Indications: Sore throat, asthma, cough.

ST 11: qi she / Qi Abode
Function: Courses Qi and downbears counterflow.
Indications: Sore throat, pain and rigidity of the neck, asthma, hiccup, goiter.

ST 12: que pen / Empty Basin
Function: Subdues rebellious Qi.
Indications: Cough, asthma, sore throat, pain in the supraclavicular fossa.

ST 13: qi hu / Qi Door
Function: Clears heat and loosens the chest.
Indications: Fullness in the chest, asthma, cough, hiccup, pain in the chest, hypochondrium.

ST 14: ku fang / Storeroom
Function: Rectifies Qi and loosens the chest.
Indications: Sensation of fullness and pain in the chest, cough.

ST 15: wu yi / Roof
Function: Courses wind and relieves pain.
Indications: Fullness and pain in the chest and the costal region, cough, asthma, mastitis.

ST 16: ying chuang / Breast Window
Function: Clears heat and resolves depression, relieves pain and disperses swelling.
Indications: Fullness and pain in the chest and hypochondrium, cough, asthma, mastitis.

ST 17: ru zhong / Breast Center
Function: None.
Indications: None.

ST 18: ru gen / Breast Root
Function: Regulates Stomach Qi, regulates the breast and lactation, dispels stagnation.
Indications: Pain in the chest, cough, asthma, mastitis, insufficient lactation.

ST 19: bu rong / Not Contained
Function: Regulates the center and harmonizes the Stomach.
Indications: Abdominal distensions, vomiting, gastric pain, anorexia.

ST 20: cheng man / Assuming Fullness
Function: Harmonizes the Stomach and rectifies Qi.
Indications: Gastric pain, abdominal distension, vomiting, anorexia.

ST 21: liang men / Beam Gate
Function: Regulates the Stomach, subdues rebellious Qi, stops vomiting, relieves pain.
Indications: Gastric pain, vomiting, anorexia, abdominal distension, diarrhea.

ST 22: guan men / Pass Gate
Function: Regulates the Stomach and Intestines.
Indications: Abdominal distension and pain, anorexia, borborygmus, diarrhea, edema.

ST 23: tai yi / Supreme Unity
Function: Clears the Heart and quiets the spirit, fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the center.
Indications: Gastric pain, irritability, mania, indigestion.

ST 24: hua rou men / Slipper Flesh Gate
Function: Quiets the spirit and stabilizes the disposition, regulates and harmonizes the Stomach and Intestines.
Indications: Gastric pain, vomiting, mania.

ST 25: tian shu / Celestial Pivot
Function: Promotes the function of the Intestines, clears heat, regulates Qi, relieves retention of food.
Indications: Abdominal pain and distension, borborygmus, pain around the umbilicus, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, irregular menstruation, edema.

ST 26: wai ling / Outer Mound
Function: Dissipates cold, relieves pain, rectifies Qi.
Indications: Abdominal pain, hernia, dysmenorrhea.

ST 27: da ju / Great Gigantic
Function: Regulates Stomach Qi.
Indications: Lower abdominal distension, dysuria, hernia, seminal emission, premature ejaculation.

ST 28: shui dao / Waterway
Function: Benefits urination, opens the water passages, benefits difficult urination.
Indications: Lower abdominal distension, retention of urine, edema, hernia, dysmenorrheal, sterility.

ST 29: gui lai / Return
Function: Relieves stagnation of blood.
Indications: Abdominal pain, hernia, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, leukorrhea, prolapse of the uterus.

ST 30: qi chong / Surging Qi
Function: Regulates Stomach Qi, regulates the Penetrating Vessel, promotes essence, tonifies the sea of nourishment, regulates blood.
Indications: Abdominal pain, borborygmus, hernia, swelling and pain of the external genitalia, impotence, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation.

ST 31: bi guan / Inferior Joint
Function: Removes obstruction from the channel.
Indications: Pain in the thigh, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, numbness and pain of the lower extremities.

ST 32: fu tu / Crouching Rabbit
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, expels wind-heat.
Indications: Pain in the lumbar and iliac region, coldness of the knee, paralysis or motor impairment and pain of the lower extremities, beriberi.

ST 33: yin shi / Yin Market
Function: Courses wind and dissipates cold, frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, disinhibits the joints.
Indications: Numbness, soreness, motor impairment of the leg and knee, motor impairment of the lower extremities.

ST 34: liang qiu / Beam Hill
Function: Subdues rebellious Stomach Qi, removes obstructions from channel, expels damp and wind.
Indications: Pain and numbness of the knee, gastric pain, mastitis, motor impairment of the lower extremities.

ST 35: du bi / Calf's Nose
Function: Invigorates the channel, relieves swelling, stops pain.
Indications: Pain, numbness and motor impairment of the knee, beriberi.

ST 36: zu san li / Leg Three Miles
Function: Benefits Stomach and Spleen, tonifies Qi and blood, dispels cold, strengthens body, brightens eyes, regulates nutritive and defensive Qi and the Intestines, raises yang, expels wind and damp, resolves edema.
Indications: Gastric pain, vomiting, hiccup, abdominal distension, borborygmus, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, mastitis, enteritis, aching in knee joint and leg, beriberi, dizziness, insomnia, edema, cough, asthma, emaciation due to general deficiency, indigestion, apoplexy, hemiplegia, mania.

ST 37: shang ju xu / Upper Great Hollow
Function: Regulates the function of the Stomach and Intestines, eliminates damp-heat, dispels retention of food, calms asthma.
Indications: Abdominal pain and distension, borborygmus, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, enteritidis, paralysis due to stroke, beriberi.

ST 38: tiao kou / Ribbon Opening
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel.
Indications: Numbness, soreness and pain of the knee and leg, weakness and motor impairment of the shoulder, abdominal pain.

ST 39: xia ju xu / Lower Great Hollow
Function: Regulates the function of Stomach and Intestines, eliminates damp-heat, eliminates wind-damp, stops pain.
Indications: Lower abdominal pain, backache referring to the testis, mastitis, numbness and paralysis of the lower extremities.

ST 40: feng long / Bountiful Bulge
Function: Resolves phlegm and damp, calms asthma, clears heat, calms and clears the mind, opens the chest.
Indications: Headache, dizziness and vertigo, cough, asthma, excessive sputum, pain in the chest, constipation, mania, epilepsy, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, pain, swelling or paralysis of the lower extremities.

ST 41: jie xi / Ravine Divide
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, eliminates wind, clears heat, clears the mind, brightens the eyes.
Indications: Pain of the ankle joint, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, pain and paralysis of the lower extremities, epilepsy, headache, dizziness and vertigo, abdominal distension, constipation.

ST 42: chong yang / Surging Yang
Function: Tonifies Stomach and Spleen, calms the mind, removes obstructions from the channel.
Indications: Pain of the upper teeth, redness and swelling of the dorsum of the foot, facial paralysis, muscular atrophy and motor impairment of the foot.

ST 43: xian gu / Sunken Valley
Function: Eliminates wind and heat, removes obstruction from the channel.
Indications: Facial or general edema, abdominal pain, borborygmus, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot.

ST 44: nei ting / Inner Court
Function: Clears heat, eliminates fullness, regulates Qi, stops pain, promotes digestion, eliminates wind from face.
Indications: Toothache, pain in the face, deviation of the mouth, sore throat, epistaxis, gastric pain, acid regurgitation, dysentery, constipation, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot, febrile diseases.

ST 45: li dui / Severe Mouth
Function: Calms the mind, brightens the eye, clears the Heart, relieves retention of food.
Indications: Facial swelling, deviation of the mouth, epistaxis, toothache, sore throat and hoarse voice, abdominal distension, coldness in the leg and foot, febrile diseases, dream-disturbed sleep, mania.

Point

Chinese

English

Function

Indications

ST 1

cheng qi

Tear Container

Expels wind, brightens the eyes, stops lacrimation.

Redness, swelling and pain of the eye, lacrimation, night blindness, twitching of eyelids, facial paralysis.

ST 2

si bai

Four Whites

Expels wind, brightens the eyes.

Redness, pain and itching of the eye, facial paralysis, twitching of eye lids, pain in the face.

ST 3

ju liao

Great Bone-Hole

Expels wind, removes obstructions from the channel, relieves swellings.

Facial paralysis, twitching of eyelids, epistaxis, toothache, swelling of lips and cheek.

ST 4

di cang

Earth Granary

Expels wind, removes obstructions from the channel, benefits tendons and muscles.

Deviation of the mouth, salivation, twitching of the eyelids.

ST 5

​da ying

​Great Reception

Courses wind and quickens the connecting vessels.

Facial paralysis, trismus, swelling of the cheek, pain in the face, toothache.

ST 6

jia che

Jawbone

Expels wind, removes obstructions from the channel.

Facial paralysis, toothache, swelling of the cheek and face, mumps, trismus.

ST 7

xia guan

Below the Joint

Removes obstructions from the channel, benefits the ears.

Deafness, tinnitus, otorrhea, toothache, facial paralysis, pain of the face, motor impairment of the jaw.

ST 8

​tou wei

Head Corner

Expels wind, relieves pain, brightens the eyes, relieves dizziness, clears heat.

Headache, blurring of vision, ophthalmalgia, lacrimation.

ST 9

ren ying

Man’s Prognosis

Regulates Qi, removes masses, benefits the throat, relieves swellings.

Sore throat, asthma, goiter, dizziness, flushing of the face.

ST 10

shui tu

Water Prominence

Rectifies Lung Qi and disinhibits the throat.

Sore throat, asthma, cough.

ST 11

qi she

Qi Abode

Courses Qi and downbears counterflow.

Sore throat, pain and rigidity of the neck, asthma, hiccup, goiter.

ST 12

que pen

Empty Basin

Subdues rebellious Qi.

Cough, asthma, sore throat, pain in the supraclavicular fossa.

ST 13

qi hu

Qi Door

Clears heat and loosens the chest.

Fullness in the chest, asthma, cough, hiccup, pain in the chest and hypochondrium.

ST 14

ku fang

Storeroom

Rectifies Qi and loosens the chest.

Sensation of fullness and pain in the chest, cough.

ST 15

wu yi

Roof

Courses wind and relieves pain.

Fullness and pain in the chest and the costal region, cough, asthma, mastitis.

ST 16

ying chuang

Breast Window

Clears heat and resolves depression, relieves pain and disperses swelling.

Fullness and pain in the chest and hypochondrium, cough, asthma, mastitis.

ST 17

ru zhong

Breast Center

Not available.

Not available.

ST 18

ru gen

Breast Root

Regulates Stomach Qi, regulates the breast and lactation, dispels stagnation.

Pain in the chest, cough, asthma, mastitis, insufficient lactation.

ST 19

bu rong

Not Contained

Regulates the center and harmonizes the Stomach.

Abdominal distensions, vomiting, gastric pain, anorexia.

ST 20

cheng man

Assuming Fullness

Harmonizes the Stomach and rectifies Qi.

Gastric pain, abdominal distension, vomiting, anorexia.

ST 21

liang men

Beam Gate

Regulates the Stomach, subdues rebellious Qi, stops vomiting, relieves pain.

Gastric pain, vomiting, anorexia, abdominal distension, diarrhea.

ST 22

guan men

Pass Gate

Regulates the Stomach and Intestines.

Abdominal distension and pain, anorexia, borborygmus, diarrhea, edema.

ST 23

tai yi

Supreme Unity

Clears the Heart and quiets the spirit, fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the center.

Gastric pain, irritability, mania, indigestion.

ST 24

hua rou men

Slipper Flesh Gate

Quiets the spirit and stabilizes the disposition, regulates and harmonizes the Stomach and Intestines.

Gastric pain, vomiting, mania.

ST 25

tian shu

Celestial Pivot

Promotes the function of the Intestines, clears heat, regulates Qi, relieves retention of food.

Abdominal pain and distension, borborygmus, pain around the umbilicus, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, irregular menstruation, edema.

ST 26

wai ling

Outer Mound

Dissipates cold, relieves pain, rectifies Qi.

Abdominal pain, hernia, dysmenorrhea.

ST 27

da ju

Great Gigantic

Regulates Stomach Qi.

Lower abdominal distension, dysuria, hernia, seminal emission, premature ejaculation.

ST 28

shui dao

Waterway

Benefits urination, opens the water passages, benefits difficult urination.

Lower abdominal distension, retention of urine, edema, hernia, dysmenorrheal, sterility.

ST 29

​gui lai

Return

Relieves stagnation of blood.

Abdominal pain, hernia, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, leukorrhea, prolapse of the uterus.

ST 30

qi chong

Surging Qi

Regulates Stomach Qi, regulates the Penetrating Vessel, promotes essence, tonifies the sea of nourishment, regulates blood.

Abdominal pain, borborygmus, hernia, swelling and pain of the external genitalia, impotence, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation.

ST 31

bi guan

Inferior Joint

Removes obstruction from the channel.

Pain in the thigh, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, numbness and pain of the lower extremities.

ST 32

fu tu

Crouching Rabbit

Removes obstructions from the channel, expels wind-heat.

Pain in the lumbar and iliac region, coldness of the knee, paralysis or motor impairment and pain of the lower extremities, beriberi.

ST 33

yin shi

Yin Market

Courses wind and dissipates cold, frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, disinhibits the joints.

Numbness, soreness, motor impairment of the leg and knee, motor impairment of the lower extremities.

ST 34

liang qiu

Beam Hill

Subdues rebellious Stomach Qi, removes obstructions from channel, expels damp and wind.

Pain and numbness of the knee, gastric pain, mastitis, motor impairment of the lower extremities.

ST 35

du bi

Calf’s Nose

Invigorates the channel, relieves swelling, stops pain.

Pain, numbness and motor impairment of the knee, beriberi.

ST 36

zu san li

Leg Three Li

Benefits Stomach and Spleen, tonifies Qi and blood, dispels cold, strengthens body, brightens eyes, regulates nutritive and defensive Qi and the Intestines, raises yang, expels wind and damp, resolves edema.

ST 37

shang ju xu

Upper Great Hollow

Regulates the function of the Stomach and Intestines, eliminates damp-heat, dispels retention of food, calms asthma.

Abdominal pain and distension, borborygmus, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, enteritidis, paralysis due to stroke, beriberi.

ST 38

tiao kou

Ribbon Opening

Removes obstructions from the channel.

Numbness, soreness and pain of the knee and leg, weakness and motor impairment of the shoulder, abdominal pain.

ST 39

xia ju xu

Lower Great Hollow

Regulates the function of Stomach and Intestines, eliminates damp-heat, eliminates wind-damp, stops pain.

Lower abdominal pain, backache referring to the testis, mastitis, numbness and paralysis of the lower extremities.

ST 40

feng long

Bountiful Bulge

Resolves phlegm and damp, calms asthma, clears heat, calms and clears the mind, opens the chest.

Headache, dizziness and vertigo, cough, asthma, excessive sputum, pain in the chest, constipation, mania, epilepsy, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, pain, swelling or paralysis of the lower extremities.

ST 41

jie xi

Ravine Divide

Removes obstructions from the channel, eliminates wind, clears heat, clears the mind, brightens the eyes.

Pain of the ankle joint, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, pain and paralysis of the lower extremities, epilepsy, headache, dizziness and vertigo, abdominal distension, constipation.

ST 42

chong yang

Surging Yang

Tonifies Stomach and Spleen, calms the mind, removes obstructions from the channel.

Pain of the upper teeth, redness and swelling of the dorsum of the foot, facial paralysis, muscular atrophy and motor impairment of the foot.

ST 43

xian gu

Sunken Valley

Eliminates wind and heat, removes obstruction from the channel.

Facial or general edema, abdominal pain, borborygmus, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot.

ST 44

nei ting

Inner Court

Clears heat, eliminates fullness, regulates Qi, stops pain, promotes digestion, eliminates wind from face.

Toothache, pain in the face, deviation of the mouth, sore throat, epistaxis, gastric pain, acid regurgitation, abdominal distension, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot, febrile diseases.

ST 45

li dui

Severe Mouth

Calms the mind, brightens the eye, clears the Heart, relieves retention of food.

Facial swelling, deviation of the mouth, epistaxis, toothache, sore throat and hoarse voice, abdominal distension, coldness in the leg and foot, febrile diseases, dream-disturbed sleep, mania.