ST 20

Acupuncture Point Theory

ST 20 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "ST 20" , 承满, is represented by "Chengman" in pinyin and "Assuming Fullness" in english and may be found:

2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 13.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain, bloating, hiccups, gastric pain, vomiting.
  • Anorexia, poor appetite, diarrhea.
  • Shortness of breath, wheezing.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST20, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat and/or Stomach Rebellious Qi

ST 20 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Anorexia Nervosa, Diarrhea, Gastritis, Vomiting and/or Wheezing (Dyspnea)

While not necessarily valid clinically, CV 13 ( CV 13 is useful for upper warmer issues (vomi…) and KD 20 (Local point for abdominal and digestive issues. …) are nearby.

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