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ST39 (Stomach 39) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Xiajuxu
English Name: Lower Void

Location: 3 cun below Shangjuxu (ST37) and 9 cun below Dubi (ST35), about one finger-breadth from the anterior crest of the tibia.

Nature:

Lower He-Sea point for the Small Intestine.

Functions:

Clears Damp-Heat (from the intestines).

Primary Indications:

Lower abdominal pain, Wei and Bi syndromes of lower limbs.

Secondary Indications:

Mastitis/breast abcess.

Tertiary Indications:

Diarrhea/dysentry, pain in back and testicles, foot swelling.

Other Indications:

Dry lips, dribbling, sore throat, mania and withdrawal, Stomach Heat, hepatitis, complexion has lost its brightness, absence of sweating, all the body hairs dried out, "Small Intestine lacks energy".

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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