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.


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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