The acupuncture point "ST 43" , 陷谷, is represented by "Xiangu" in pinyin and "Sunken Valley" in english and may be found:
In a depression distal to the junction of the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
St 43 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. ST43, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Stomach Fire
ST 43 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Borborygmus, Edema, Facial Pain and/or Hiccups