ST 39

Acupuncture Point Theory

ST 39 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "ST 39" , 下巨虛, is represented by "Xiajuxu" in pinyin and "Lower Great Hollow" in english and may be found:

9 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.


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

  • Disorders of the Small Intestine organ - abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentary.
  • SI channel problems - breast issues, mastitis, pain/swelling/numbness along channel.
  • Local point for lower leg issues - pain, numbness, motor control, atrophy.


St 39 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore st 39 functional groupings theory - Four Seas and/or Lower He Sea.

ST 39 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Breast Distention, Diarrhea, Dysentary, Leg Pain, Mastitis, Muscle Weakness and/or Muscular Dystrophy

While not necessarily valid clinically, GB 35 (Local Point. ), GB 36 (Mentioned in the Bronze Man for treating rabies w…), LV 5 (Genital Issues, especially damp-heat related infe…), LV 6 (Acute hepatitis. Pain along the channel, genital…), SP 7 (Local point. Continued muscle atrophy in the pre…) and UB 58 (Releases the exterior for wind/wind-cold conditio…) are nearby.

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