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.
Luo-Connecting point of the Stomach Meridian
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.
Transforms phlegm and dampness, stops cough and wheezing, calms the shen and clears phlegm from the Heart, activates the meridian and stops pain.
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.
Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.