(ST) Stomach Meridian - Point Functions Chart

You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, functions, precautions and the chinese and english names.

Points
Functions
ST 1 eye issues
ST 2 eye issues, alt. to ST 1
ST 4 facial pain, paralysis, Bell's Palsy, trigeminal neuralgia
ST 6 eliminate wind from face, twitching, paralysis, Bell's Palsy; lower jaw toothache; local TMJ
ST 7 upper jaw toothache, TMJ
ST 8 splitting headache (w/ nausea, vomiting); migraine
ST 9 window of the sky; sea of Qi; regulate blood pressure
ST 12 connect internal branch of ST; tonify middle jiao; SCM, shoulder, neck, throat pain a/or tightness
ST 17 no needle
ST 18 breast disorders, mastitis, lactation
ST 21 assist CV 12, tonify middle jiao
ST 25 LI Mu; intestinal issues, diarrhea, dysentary, constipation
ST 27 male genito-urinary disorders (hernia, impotence)
ST 28 excess cold a/or damp in the lower jiao, urine retention; excess gynecological issues, fibroids; expel placenta
ST 29 cold deficient disorders in the lower jiao, amenorrhea; running piglet
ST 30 sea of water & grain; ST issues from excess or deficiency; regulate intestines; running piglet
ST 31 with ST 32 & ST 33 for bi a/or wei syndromes of the lower legs
ST 32 with ST 31 & ST 33 for bi a/or wei syndromes of the lower legs
ST 33 with ST 31 & ST 32 for bi a/or wei syndromes of the lower legs
ST 34 xi cleft; excess acute issues of the ST a/or chest; lateral knee issues
ST 35 knee issues
ST 36 he sea & lower he sea of ST; sea of water and grain; command point of abdomen; tonify deficient qi a/or blood; tonify wei qi; PMS, depression
ST 37 lower he sea of LI; sea of blood; intestinal issues.
ST 38 shoulder issues, frozen shoulder, adhesive capsulitis
ST 39 lower he sea of SI; sea of blood; SI organ and channel issues, diarrhea, breast issues; shan disorders
ST 40 luo connecting; phlegm; plum pit qi; lower limb pain
ST 41 jing river; ankle issues, sprain, inflammation
ST 42 yuan source
ST 43 shu stream; similar to ST 44 used less; clear heat from channel and organ
ST 44 ying spring; w/LI 4 face & jaw, toothache; damp heat in intestines, dysentary; "true heat, false cold;" deficiency heat (hot tongue w/cold extremeties)
ST 45 jing well; release heat from opposite end of channel; calm the spirit

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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