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ST40 (Stomach 40) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Fenglong
English Name: Abundant Bulge

Location: 8 cun superior and anterior to the external malleolus (midway between knee and ankle), about one finger-breadth posterior to Tiaokou (ST38), namely, two finger-breadths from the anterior crest of the tibia.

Nature:

Luo-Connecting point of the Stomach channel.

Functions:

Transforms Phlegm and eliminates Dampness, harmonizes the Spleen and Stomach, clears Heat from the Stomach, opens the Heart orifices when confused or obstructed by Phlegm (for psychosis/epilepsy), clears and calms the Shen (in psychosis).

Primary Indications:

Chest pain, vomiting, constipation.

Secondary Indications:

Abundant Phlegm, psychosis.

Tertiary Indications:

Asthma, headache, foot swelling/limb swelling, Wei and Bi syndromes, pain and swelling of lower limbs, vertigo/dizziness, epilepsy, cough, sore throat/loss of voice, urinary retention, facial swelling.

Other Indications:

Kutt (energy problem), Qi counterflow, aesthenia, abdominal pain like being stabbed with a knife, inflammation of liver, greenish colour of foot, amenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding.

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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