ST-43 (Xian Gu)

ST41-ST45

Chinese Name:

Xiangu 陷谷

English translation:

Sunken Valley

Location:

On the dorsum of the foot, in the depression distal to the junction of the second and third metatarsal bones.

Classification:

Shu-Stream point of the Stomach Meridian

Indications:

Facial or general edema, abdominal pain, borborygmus, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot.

Functions:

Regulates the Stomach, Spleen and intestines, resoles dampness (for edema).

Notes:

Shu-Stream points are where the qi starts to pour down the meridian. They are known to alleviate heaviness and pain in the joints. On Yin Meridians, Shu-Stream points are identical to the actions of Yuan-Source points.

Needling:

Perpendicular or oblique insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.


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