ST 40

Acupuncture Point Theory

ST 40 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "ST 40" , 豐隆, is represented by "Fenglong" in pinyin and "Beautiful Bulge" in english and may be found:

8 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral to ST 38, two finger widths lateral to the anterior border of the tibia.


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

  • Empirical point to resolve phlegm in the body anywhere from any origin.
  • Phlegm in the head - headaches, dizziness / vertigo, depression, poor concentration, stronger shen disturbances - mania.
  • Phlegm in the body - chest oppression, breathing issues, asthma, cough.
  • Plum Pit Qi, sore throat, loss of voice.
  • Issues with the lower limbs involving pain, swelling, numbness, weakness, etc.


St 40 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore st 40 functional grouping theory - YuanLuo, or read all point categories and related theory.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST40, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Phlegm Misting the Heart, Phlegm Stagnation and/or Stomach Dampness

ST 40 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Asthma, Cough, Depression, Dizziness (Vertigo), Headache, Leg Pain, Manic Depression, Muscle Weakness, Plum Pit Qi, Sore Throat and/or Vocal Problems

While not necessarily valid clinically, KD 9 (Strong spirit disorders - anger, cursing, mania. …), LV 6 (Acute hepatitis. Pain along the channel, genital…) and SP 7 (Local point. Continued muscle atrophy in the pre…) are nearby.

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