ST44 (Stomach 44) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Neiting
English Name: Inner Court

Location: In the depression proximal to the margin of the web between the 2nd and 3rd toes, and distal to the metatarsophalangeal joints of the 2nd and 3rd toes.


Ying-Spring point of the Stomach channel, 2nd of Ma Dan Yang's Twelve Stars.


Clears Heat from the Stomach organ and Yangmind channel, harmonizes the Stomach and intestines and transforms stagnation, regulates Qi and stops pain.

Primary Indications:

Deviation of mouth (facial paralysis), toothache, abdominal distension, dysentry.

Tertiary Indications:

Epistaxis, sore throat/tonsilitis, stomach pain, abdominal pain, diarrhea, swelling and pain of dorsum of foot, fever, intestinal hernia pain, urticaria, facial swelling, trigeminal neuralgia, cold in four limbs, borborygmus, acid regurgitation, headache.

Other Indications:

Eye pain, ringing in ears, dreads noise, lockjaw, blood in urine, constipation, pains during menses, four limbs contractured.


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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