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ST38 (Stomach 38) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Tiaokou
English Name: Ribbon Opening

Location: 2 cun below Shangiuxu (ST37) and 8 cun below Dubi (ST35), that is midway between the knee and ankle (midway between Dubi ST35 and Jiexi ST41) and one finger-breadth from the anterior crest of the tibia.

Primary Indications:

Bi syndrome of knee and leg.

Tertiary Indications:

Paralysis of leg (Wei syndrome), frozen shoulder (Bi syndrome), stomach pain, calf cramps, enteritis.

Other Indications:

Sore pharynx, hypertension, dysentry, intestinal shan pain, swelling of dorsum of foot, hot sensation in sole of foot, cannot stand very long, cold pain and swelling.

References:

This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Stomach channel:

(ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, ST9, ST10, ST11, ST12, ST13, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18, ST19, ST20, ST21, ST22, ST23, ST24, ST25, ST26, ST27, ST28, ST29, ST30, ST31, ST32, ST33, ST34, ST35, ST36, ST37, ST38, ST39, ST40, ST41, ST42, ST43, ST44, ST45)

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