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Stomach Meridian (Foot Yang Brightness) Points

ST-42 (Chong Yang)


Chinese Name:

Chongyang 冲阳

English translation:

Rushing Yang


At the highest point of the dorsum of the foot, between the tendons m. extensor hallucis longus and digitorum longus, where the dorsal artery of the foot pulsates.


Yuan-Source point of the Stomach Meridian


Pain of the upper teeth, redness and swelling of the dorsum of the foot, facial paralysis, muscular atrophy and motor impairment of the foot.


Clears Heat from the Stomach meridian, harmonizes the Stomach, calms the Shen, activates the meridian, and stops pain.


Clinically, Yuan-Source points are of great significance in treating diseases of the internal organs. Yuan-Source points are the sites where the Yuan (Primary) qi of the Zang-Fu organs passes and stays. Puncturing the Yuan-Source points stimulates the vital energy of the regular meridians, regulates the functional activities of the internal organs, reinforces antipathogenic factors and eliminates pathogenic factors. This method of treating diseases deals principally with the root causes. The Yuan (source) point from the affected meridian is often combined with the Luo (Connecting) point of the internally-externally related meridians in use.


Perpendicular insertion .2 - .5 cun.

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