(ST) Stomach Meridian - Graphic

You may click on any acupuncture point along the stomach meridian for more detailed information including the location, functions, precautions and the chinese and english names. Our TCM Herbal Database, contains a listing of herbs which enter the Stomach channel. Our TCM theory section contains signs, symptoms, and treatment points for common stomach patterns.

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Below the pupil between the eyeball and the infraorbital ridge ** No Moxa, Slow Insert, No Manipulation ** Below the pupil in depression at the infraorbital foramen ** No Moxa, NDN ** Directly below pupil in depression at the level of the lower border of the ala nasi Directly below pupil lateral to the corner of the mouth Anterior to the angle of mandible on the anterior border of the masseter muscle in a groove-like depression (facial artery groove) (cheek bulged) ** AA ** Anterior to the angle of mandible on the anterior border of the masseter muscle in a groove-like depression (facial artery groove) (cheek bulged) ** AA ** One finger width anterior and superior to the angle of the mandible at the belly of the masseter muscle with teeth clenched One finger width anterior and superior to the angle of the mandible at the belly of the masseter muscle with teeth clenched On face, anterior to ear, in depression between zygomatic arch and mandible notch (mouth closed) On face, anterior to ear, in depression between zygomatic arch and mandible notch (mouth closed) Below the pupil between the eyeball and the infraorbital ridge ** No Moxa, Slow Insert, No Manipulation ** Below the pupil in depression at the infraorbital foramen ** No Moxa, NDN ** Directly below pupil in depression at the level of the lower border of the ala nasi Directly below pupil lateral to the corner of the mouth terms of use .5 cun within the anterior hairline at the corner of the forehead, 4.5 cun lateral to midline of head (GV 24) ** No Moxa ** .5 cun within the anterior hairline at the corner of the forehead, 4.5 cun lateral to midline of head (GV 24) ** No Moxa ** Level with the tip of Adam's Apple on the anterior border of sternocleidomastoideus muscle (pulse of common cartoid artery) ** No Moxa, AA, NDN ** Midway between ST 9 & ST 11 at the anterior border of sternocleidomastoideus muscle At superior border of the clavicle between the sternal head and clavicular head of the sternocleidomastoideus muscle In the mid-point of the supraclavicular fossa, 4 cun lateral to anterior midline ** AA, NDN ** 4 cun lateral to AML at lower border of clavicle 4 cun lateral to AML in the 1st ICS 4 cun lateral to AML in the 2nd ICS 4 cun lateral to AML in the 3rd ICS 4 cun lateral to AML in 4th ICS ** Landmark only, No Needle, No Moxa ** 4 cun lateral to the AML in the 5th ICS 2 cun lateral to AML level with CV 14 2 cun lateral to AML level with CV 13 2 cun lateral to AML level with CV 12 2 cun lateral to AML level with CV 11 2 cun lateral to AML level with CV 10 2 cun lateral to AML level with CV 9 2 cun lateral to AML level with CV 8 2 cun lateral to AML level with CV 7 2 cun lateral to AML level with CV 5 2 cun lateral to AML level with CV 4 2 cun lateral to AML level with CV 3 2 cun lateral to AML level with CV 2
On 2 lines connecting the ASIS and superiolateral corner of the patella and level with the lower border of symphysis pubis; in a depression with thigh flexed, lateral to the sartorius muscle 6 cun above the superior lateral border of the patella on the line connecting the ASIS with patella 3 cun above the superior lateral border of the patella on line connecting the ASIS with patella, knee flexed 2 cun above the superior lateral border of the patella on line connecting the patella with the ASIS, knee flexed Below the patella in a depression lateral to the patellar ligament, knee flexed 3 cun below ST 35 and one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia 6 cun below ST 35 and one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia 8 cun below ST 35 and one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia 9 cun below ST 35 and one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia 8 cun below ST 35, 1 finger width lateral to ST 38 and 2 finger widths lateral to the anterior border of the tibia On midpoint of transverse crease of ankle approximately level with the tip of the external malleolus in a depression between the extensor digitorum longus and hallucis longus tendons Between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal and the cuneiform bones between the tendons of the extensor muscles of the big toe and the other toes ** AA ** In a depression distal to the junction of the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones Proximal to the web margin between the 2nd and 3rd toes in a depression distal and lateral to the 2nd metatarsodigital joint .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the 2nd toe terms of use

 

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

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Gastritis, Ulcer, GERD Herbal Formula

Uses: Stomach Pain, Gastritis, GERD, Ulcers. Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan (Ban Xia Xie Xin Pian, Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang, Hange-shashin-to), literally "Pinellia Drain Epigastrium Pills".

For stomach qi disharmony and rebellious stomach qi disorders. Symptoms may include epigastric fullness, distension (usually without pain), dry heaves, vomiting, borborygmus, and diarrhea.  Can be used to treat GERD and other gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS and ulcerative colitis.  

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