ST43 (Stomach 43) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Xiangu
English Name: Sinking Valley

Location: In the depression distal to the junction of the second and third metatarsal bones.


Stream point, Wood point.


Eliminates Wind and Heat, removes obstruction from the channel.


Facial or general edema, abdominal pain, borborygmus, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot.


The English Name, Nature and Function have been reprinted from Maciocia: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Copyright 1989, with permission from Elsevier. Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

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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