Stomach Acupuncture Points

Stomach Acupuncture Points

Note: Because the stomach meridian has multiple branches in its energy pathway (on the face), some sources may number the points on the branches differently than they are numbered here.

PointChineseEnglishFunctionIndications
ST 1cheng qiTear ContainerExpels wind, brightens the eyes, stops lacrimation.Redness, swelling and pain of the eye, lacrimation, night blindness, twitching of eyelids, facial paralysis.
ST 2si baiFour WhitesExpels wind, brightens the eyes.Redness, pain and itching of the eye, facial paralysis, twitching of eye lids, pain in the face.
ST 3ju liaoGreat Bone-HoleExpels wind, removes obstructions from the channel, relieves swellings.Facial paralysis, twitching of eyelids, epistaxis, toothache, swelling of lips and cheek.
ST 4di cangEarth GranaryExpels wind, removes obstructions from the channel, benefits tendons and muscles.Deviation of the mouth, salivation, twitching of the eyelids.
ST 5da yingGreat ReceptionCourses wind and quickens the connecting vessels.Facial paralysis, trismus, swelling of the cheek, pain in the face, toothache.
ST 6jia cheJawboneExpels wind, removes obstructions from the channel.Facial paralysis, toothache, swelling of the cheek and face, mumps, trismus.
ST 7xia guanBelow the JointRemoves obstructions from the channel, benefits the ears.Deafness, tinnitus, otorrhea, toothache, facial paralysis, pain of the face, motor impairment of the jaw.
ST 8tou weiHead CornerExpels wind, relieves pain, brightens the eyes, relieves dizziness, clears heat.Headache, blurring of vision, ophthalmalgia, lacrimation.
ST 9ren yingMan’s PrognosisRegulates Qi, removes masses, benefits the throat, relieves swellings.Sore throat, asthma, goiter, dizziness, flushing of the face.
ST 10shui tuWater ProminenceRectifies Lung Qi and disinhibits the throat.Sore throat, asthma, cough.
ST 11qi sheQi AbodeCourses Qi and downbears counterflow.Sore throat, pain and rigidity of the neck, asthma, hiccup, goiter.
ST 12que penEmpty BasinSubdues rebellious Qi.Cough, asthma, sore throat, pain in the supraclavicular fossa.
ST 13qi huQi DoorClears heat and loosens the chest.Fullness in the chest, asthma, cough, hiccup, pain in the chest and hypochondrium.
ST 14ku fangStoreroomRectifies Qi and loosens the chest.Sensation of fullness and pain in the chest, cough.
ST 15wu yiRoofCourses wind and relieves pain.Fullness and pain in the chest and the costal region, cough, asthma, mastitis.
ST 16ying chuangBreast WindowClears heat and resolves depression, relieves pain and disperses swelling.Fullness and pain in the chest and hypochondrium, cough, asthma, mastitis.
ST 17ru zhongBreast Center
ST 18ru genBreast RootRegulates Stomach Qi, regulates the breast and lactation, dispels stagnation.Pain in the chest, cough, asthma, mastitis, insufficient lactation.
ST 19bu rongNot ContainedRegulates the center and harmonizes the Stomach.Abdominal distensions, vomiting, gastric pain, anorexia.
ST 20cheng manAssuming FullnessHarmonizes the Stomach and rectifies Qi.Gastric pain, abdominal distension, vomiting, anorexia.
ST 21liang menBeam GateRegulates the Stomach, subdues rebellious Qi, stops vomiting, relieves pain.Gastric pain, vomiting, anorexia, abdominal distension, diarrhea.
ST 22guan menPass GateRegulates the Stomach and Intestines.Abdominal distension and pain, anorexia, borborygmus, diarrhea, edema.
ST 23tai yiSupreme UnityClears the Heart and quiets the spirit, fortifies the Spleen and harmonizes the center.Gastric pain, irritability, mania, indigestion.
ST 24hua rou menSlipper Flesh GateQuiets the spirit and stabilizes the disposition, regulates and harmonizes the Stomach and Intestines.Gastric pain, vomiting, mania.
ST 25tian shuCelestial PivotPromotes the function of the Intestines, clears heat, regulates Qi, relieves retention of food.Abdominal pain and distension, borborygmus, pain around the umbilicus, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, irregular menstruation, edema.
ST 26wai lingOuter MoundDissipates cold, relieves pain, rectifies Qi.Abdominal pain, hernia, dysmenorrhea.
ST 27da juGreat GiganticRegulates Stomach Qi.Lower abdominal distension, dysuria, hernia, seminal emission, premature ejaculation.
ST 28shui daoWaterwayBenefits urination, opens the water passages, benefits difficult urination.Lower abdominal distension, retention of urine, edema, hernia, dysmenorrheal, sterility.
ST 29gui laiReturnRelieves stagnation of blood.Abdominal pain, hernia, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, leukorrhea, prolapse of the uterus.
ST 30qi chongSurging QiRegulates Stomach Qi, regulates the Penetrating Vessel, promotes essence, tonifies the sea of nourishment, regulates blood.Abdominal pain, borborygmus, hernia, swelling and pain of the external genitalia, impotence, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation.
ST 31bi guanInferior JointRemoves obstruction from the channel.Pain in the thigh, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, numbness and pain of the lower extremities.
ST 32fu tuCrouching RabbitRemoves obstructions from the channel, expels wind-heat.Pain in the lumbar and iliac region, coldness of the knee, paralysis or motor impairment and pain of the lower extremities, beriberi.
ST 33yin shiYin MarketCourses wind and dissipates cold, frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, disinhibits the joints.Numbness, soreness, motor impairment of the leg and knee, motor impairment of the lower extremities.
ST 34liang qiuBeam HillSubdues rebellious Stomach Qi, removes obstructions from channel, expels damp and wind.Pain and numbness of the knee, gastric pain, mastitis, motor impairment of the lower extremities.
ST 35du biCalf’s NoseInvigorates the channel, relieves swelling, stops pain.Pain, numbness and motor impairment of the knee, beriberi.
ST 36zu san liLeg Three LiBenefits Stomach and Spleen, tonifies Qi and blood, dispels cold, strengthens body, brightens eyes, regulates nutritive and defensive Qi and the Intestines, raises yang, expels wind and damp, resolves edema.Gastric pain, vomiting, hiccup, abdominal distension, borborygmus, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, mastitis, enterities, aching in knee joint and leg, beriberi, dizziness, insomnia, edema, cough, asthma, emaciation due to general deficiency, indigestion, apoplexy, hemiplegia, mania.
ST 37shang ju xuUpper Great HollowRegulates the function of the Stomach and Intestines, eliminates damp-heat, dispels retention of food, calms asthma.Abdominal pain and distension, borborygmus, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, enteritidis, paralysis due to stroke, beriberi.
ST 38tiao kouRibbon OpeningRemoves obstructions from the channel.Numbness, soreness and pain of the knee and leg, weakness and motor impairment of the shoulder, abdominal pain.
ST 39xia ju xuLower Great HollowRegulates the function of Stomach and intestines, eliminates damp-heat, eliminates wind-damp, stops pain.Lower abdominal pain, backache referring to the testis, mastitis, numbness and paralysis of the lower extremities.
ST 40feng longBountiful BulgeResolves phlegm and damp, calms asthma, clears heat, calms and clears the mind, opens the chest.Headache, dizziness and vertigo, cough, asthma, excessive sputum, pain in the chest, constipation, mania, epilepsy, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, pain, swelling or paralysis of the lower extremities.
ST 41jie xiRavine DivideRemoves obstructions from the channel, eliminates wind, clears heat, clears the mind, brightens the eyes.Pain of the ankle joint, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, pain and paralysis of the lower extremities, epilepsy, headache, dizziness and vertigo, abdominal distension, constipation.
ST 42chong yangSurging YangTonifies Stomach and Spleen, calms the mind, removes obstructions from the channel.Pain of the upper teeth, redness and swelling of the dorsum of the foot, facial paralysis, muscular atrophy and motor impairment of the foot.
ST 43xian guSunken ValleyEliminates wind and heat, removes obstruction from the channel.Facial or general edema, abdominal pain, borborygmus, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot.
ST 44nei tingInner CourtClears heat, eliminates fullness, regulates Qi, stops pain, promotes digestion, eliminates wind from face.Toothache, pain in the face, deviation of the mouth, sore throat, epistaxis, gastric pain, acid regurgitation, abdominal distension, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot, febrile diseases.
ST 45li duiSevere MouthCalms the mind, brightens the eye, clears the Heart, relieves retention of food.Facial swelling, deviation of the mouth, epistaxis, toothache, sore throat and hoarse voice, abdominal distension, coldness in the leg and foot, febrile diseases, dream-disturbed sleep, mania.