ST41 (Stomach 41) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Jiexi
English Name: Dispersing Stream

Location: At the midpoint of the transverse crease on the front of the ankle, between the tendons of extensor digitorum longus and hallucis longus muscles, approximately at the level of the tip of the lateral malleolus.


Jing-River point of the Stomach channel.


Transforms Dampness and stagnation, clears Heat (from the Stomach organ and channel), calms the Shen.

Primary Indications:


Secondary Indications:

Depressive psychosis.

Tertiary Indications:

Vertigo/dizziness, abdominal distension, constipation, ankle pain, swelling of head and face, Wei and Bi syndromes of lower limbs, palpitations, epilepsy.

Other Indications:

Eye diseases, reddening of the eyes and face, eye-dizziness with red eyes and frequent lacrimation, sensation of energy rising from the abdomen to the upper body, cough with dyspnoea, Stomach Heat, sluggish stomach, eructation, borborygmus, enteritis, cholera, cholera and cramps, nephritis, malarial disease.


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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