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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Stomach Meridian Index > Stomach 40

Stomach 40

Chinese Name: Fenglong (English translation: Abundant Bulge)

Location:  On the anterior aspect of the lower leg, 8 cun superior to the external malleolus, lateral to ST 38, two finger-breadth (middle finger) from the anterior crest of the tibia.

Classification: Luo-Connecting point of the Stomach Meridian

Indications:

  • Cough, excessive phlegm, asthma
  • Manic psychosis, epilepsy
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Paralysis or weakness of the lower extremities

Functions: Transforms phlegm and dampness, stops cough and wheezing, calms the shen and clears phlegm from the Heart, activates the meridian and stops pain.

Notes: ST 40 is known as the Phlegm point. It helps resolve phlegm throughout the body. Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.

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