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Stomach Meridian (Foot Yang Brightness) Points

ST-43 (Xian Gu)


Chinese Name:

Xiangu 陷谷

English translation:

Sunken Valley


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


Shu-Stream point of the Stomach Meridian


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


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


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.


Perpendicular or oblique insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.

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