ST-40 (Feng Long)

ST40

Chinese Name:

Fenglong 丰隆

English translation:

Abundant Bulge

Location:

On the anterior aspect of the lower leg, 8 cun superior to the external malleolus, lateral to ST 38, two finger-breadth (middle finger) from the anterior crest of the tibia.

Classification:

Luo-Connecting point of the Stomach Meridian

Indications:

Chest pain, vomiting, constipation. Abundant Phlegm, psychosis.
Asthma, headache, foot swelling/limb swelling, Wei and Bi syndromes, pain and swelling of lower limbs, vertigo/dizziness, epilepsy, cough, sore throat/loss of voice, urinary retention, facial swelling.
Others: Kutt (energy problem), Qi counterflow, aesthenia, abdominal pain like being stabbed with a knife, inflammation of liver, greenish colour of foot, amenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding.

Functions:

Transforms phlegm and dampness, stops cough and wheezing, calms the shen and clears phlegm from the Heart, activates the meridian and stops pain.

Notes:

ST 40 is known as the Phlegm point. It helps resolve phlegm throughout the body. Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.