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