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STOMACH MERIDIAN POINTS


ST1

Stomach Channel ST1 Acupuncture Point (承泣 (chéng qì)) / (승읍 (seung eup))

Chinese: 承泣 (chéng qì)

Korean: 승읍 (seung eup)

Translation: Tear Container

CAM Location: with eyes looking straight forward, point is directly below pupil between eyeball and infraorbital ridge.



ST2

Stomach Channel ST2 Acupuncture Point (四白 (sì bái)) / (사백 (sa baek))

Chinese: 四白 (sì bái)

Korean: 사백 (sa baek)

Translation: Four Direction Brightness

CAM Location: directly below pupil in depression at infraorbital foramen.



ST3

Stomach Channel ST3 Acupuncture Point (巨髎 (jù liáo)) / (거료 (geo ryo))

Chinese: 巨髎 (jù liáo)

Korean: 거료 (geo ryo)

Translation: Great Bone Hole

CAM Location: directly below pupil at level of lower border of ala nasi on lateral side of nasolabial groove.



ST4

Stomach Channel ST4 Acupuncture Point (地倉 (dì cāng)) / (지창 (ji chang))

Chinese: 地倉 (dì cāng)

Korean: 지창 (ji chang)

Translation: Earth Granary

CAM Location: lateral to corner of mouth directly below pupil.



ST5

Stomach Channel ST5 Acupuncture Point (大迎 (dà yíng)) / (대영 (dae yeong))

Chinese: 大迎 (dà yíng)

Korean: 대영 (dae yeong)

Translation: Great Reception

CAM Location: anterior to angle of mandible on anterior border of attached portion of masseter where pulsation of facial artery is palpable in groove-like depression appearing when cheek is bulged.



ST6

Stomach Channel ST6 Acupuncture Point (頰車 (jiá chē)) / (협거 (hyeop geo))

Chinese: 頰車 (jiá chē)

Korean: 협거 (hyeop geo)

Translation: Jaw Bone

CAM Location: one finger breadth (middle finger) anterior & superior to lower angle of mandible where masseter is prominent when teeth are clenched & depressive when it is pressed.



ST7

Stomach Channel ST7 Acupuncture Point (下關 (xià guān)) / (하관 (ha gwan))

Chinese: 下關 (xià guān)

Korean: 하관 (ha gwan)

Translation: Below the Arch

CAM Location: on face anterior to ear in depression between zygomatic arch and mandibular notch; point is located with mouth closed.



ST8

Stomach Channel ST8 Acupuncture Point (頭維 (tóu wéi)) / (두유 (du yu))

Chinese: 頭維 (tóu wéi)

Korean: 두유 (du yu)

Translation: Head Corner

CAM Location: on lateral side of head, 0.5 cun above anterior hairline at corner of forehead & 4.5 cun lateral to midline of head.



ST9

Stomach Channel ST9 Acupuncture Point (人迎 (rén yíng)) / (인영 (in yeong))

Chinese: 人迎 (rén yíng)

Korean: 인영 (in yeong)

Translation: Man's Prognosis

CAM Location: level with tip of Adam's Apple where pulsation of common carotid artery is palpable on anterior border of SCM muscle.



ST10

Stomach Channel ST10 Acupuncture Point (水突 (shǔi tū)) / (수돌 (su dol))

Chinese: 水突 (shǔi tū)

Korean: 수돌 (su dol)

Translation: Liquid Passage

CAM Location: at midpoint of line joining ST-9 and ST-11 on anterior border of SCM muscle.



ST11

Stomach Channel ST11 Acupuncture Point (氣舍 (qì shè)) / (기사 (gi sa))

Chinese: 氣舍 (qì shè)

Korean: 기사 (gi sa)

Translation: Abode of Qi

CAM Location: at superior border of sternal extremity of clavicle between sternal head and clavicular head of SCM muscle.



ST12

Stomach Channel ST12 Acupuncture Point (缺盆 (quē pén)) / (결분 (gyeol bun))

Chinese: 缺盆 (quē pén)

Korean: 결분 (gyeol bun)

Translation: Empty Basin

CAM Location: in midpoint of supraclavicular fossa 4 cun lateral to anterior midline.



ST13

Stomach Channel ST13 Acupuncture Point (氣戶 (qì hù)) / (기호 (gi ho))

Chinese: 氣戶 (qì hù)

Korean: 기호 (gi ho)

Translation: Qi Door

CAM Location: at lower border of middle of clavicle 4 cun lateral to anterior midline.



ST14

Stomach Channel ST14 Acupuncture Point (库房 (kù fáng)) / (고방 (go bang))

Chinese: 库房 (kù fáng)

Korean: 고방 (go bang)

Translation: Store Room

CAM Location: in 1st intercostal space 4 cun lateral to anterior midline.



ST15

Stomach Channel ST15 Acupuncture Point (屋翳 (wū yì)) / (옥예 (ok ye))

Chinese: 屋翳 (wū yì)

Korean: 옥예 (ok ye)

Translation: Roof

CAM Location: in 2nd intercostal space 4 cun lateral to anterior midline.



ST16

Stomach Channel ST16 Acupuncture Point (膺窗 (yìng chuāng)) / (은창 (eung chang))

Chinese: 膺窗 (yìng chuāng)

Korean: 은창 (eung chang)

Translation: Breast Window

CAM Location: in 3rd intercostal space 4 cun lateral to anterior midline.



ST17

Stomach Channel ST17 Acupuncture Point (乳中 (rǔ zhōng)) / (유중 (yu jung))

Chinese: 乳中 (rǔ zhōng)

Korean: 유중 (yu jung)

Translation: Breast Centre

CAM Location: in 4th intercostal space, in center of nipple, 4 cun lateral to anterior midline.



ST18

Stomach Channel ST18 Acupuncture Point (乳根 (rǔ gēn)) / (유근 (yu geun))

Chinese: 乳根 (rǔ gēn)

Korean: 유근 (yu geun)

Translation: Breast Root

CAM Location: on chest directly below nipple, on lower border of breast, in 5th intercostal space 4 cun lateral to anterior midline.



ST19

Stomach Channel ST19 Acupuncture Point (不容 (bù róng)) / (불용 (bul yong))

Chinese: 不容 (bù róng)

Korean: 불용 (bul yong)

Translation: Not Contained

CAM Location: 6 cun above umbilicus 2 cun lateral to Ren-14.



ST20

Stomach Channel ST20 Acupuncture Point (承满 (chéng mǎn)) / (승만 (seng man))

Chinese: 承满 (chéng mǎn)

Korean: 승만 (seng man)

Translation: Receiving Fullness

CAM Location: 5 cun above umbilicus 2 cun lateral to Ren-13.



ST21

Stomach Channel ST21 Acupuncture Point (梁門 (liáng mén)) / (양문 (yang mun))

Chinese: 梁門 (liáng mén)

Korean: 양문 (yang mun)

Translation: Ridge Gate

CAM Location: 4 cun above umbilicus 2 cun lateral to Ren-12.



ST22

Stomach Channel ST22 Acupuncture Point (關門 (guān mén)) / (관문 (gwan mun))

Chinese: 關門 (guān mén)

Korean: 관문 (gwan mun)

Translation: Shutting the Gate

CAM Location: 3 cun above umbilicus 2 cun lateral to Ren-11.



ST23

Stomach Channel ST23 Acupuncture Point (太乙 (tài yǐ)) / (태을 (tae eul))

Chinese: 太乙 (tài yǐ)

Korean: 태을 (tae eul)

Translation: Great Unity

CAM Location: 2 cun above umbilicus 2 cun lateral to Ren-10.



ST24

Stomach Channel ST24 Acupuncture Point (滑肉門 (huá ròu mén)) / (활육문 (hwal yung mun))

Chinese: 滑肉門 (huá ròu mén)

Korean: 활육문 (hwal yung mun)

Translation: Slippery Flesh Gate

CAM Location: 1 cun above umbilicus 2 cun lateral to Ren-9.



ST25

Stomach Channel ST25 Acupuncture Point (天樞 (tiān shū)) / (천추 (cheon chu))

Chinese: 天樞 (tiān shū)

Korean: 천추 (cheon chu)

Translation: Celestial Pivot

CAM Location: 2 cun lateral to center of umbilicus.



ST26

Stomach Channel ST26 Acupuncture Point (外陵 (wài líng)) / (외릉 (woe neung))

Chinese: 外陵 (wài líng)

Korean: 외릉 (woe neung)

Translation: Outer Mound

CAM Location: 1 cun below umbilicus 2 cun lateral to Ren-7.



ST27

Stomach Channel ST27 Acupuncture Point (大巨 (dà jù)) / (대거 (dae geo))

Chinese: 大巨 (dà jù)

Korean: 대거 (dae geo)

Translation: Great Bulge

CAM Location: 2 cun below umbilicus 2 cun lateral to Ren-5.



ST28

Stomach Channel ST28 Acupuncture Point (水道 (shuǐ dào)) / (수도 (su do))

Chinese: 水道 (shuǐ dào)

Korean: 수도 (su do)

Translation: Waterway

CAM Location: 3 cun below umbilicus 2 cun lateral to Ren-4.



ST29

Stomach Channel ST29 Acupuncture Point (归来 (guī lái)) / (귀래 (gui rae))

Chinese: 归来 (guī lái)

Korean: 귀래 (gui rae)

Translation: Return

CAM Location: 4 cun below umbilicus 2 cun lateral to Ren-3.



ST30

Stomach Channel ST30 Acupuncture Point (氣沖 (qì chōng)) / (기충 (gi chung))

Chinese: 氣沖 (qì chōng)

Korean: 기충 (gi chung)

Translation: Qi Surge

CAM Location: 5 cun below umbilicus 2 cun lateral to Ren-2.



ST31

Stomach Channel ST31 Acupuncture Point (髀關 (bì guān)) / (비관 (bi gwan))

Chinese: 髀關 (bì guān)

Korean: 비관 (bi gwan)

Translation: Thigh Gate

CAM Location: on anterior side of thigh on line connecting ASIS and laterosuperior corner of patella on level of inferior pubis symphasis when thigh is fixed in depression lateral to Sartorius.



ST32

Stomach Channel ST32 Acupuncture Point (伏兔 (fú tù)) / (복토 (bok to))

Chinese: 伏兔 (fú tù)

Korean: 복토 (bok to)

Translation: Crouching Rabbit

CAM Location: on line connecting ASIS and lateral border of patella 6 cun above laterosuperior border of patella.



ST33

Stomach Channel ST33 Acupuncture Point (阴市 (yīn shì)) / (음시 (eum si))

Chinese: 阴市 (yīn shì)

Korean: 음시 (eum si)

Translation: Yin Market

CAM Location: when knee is flexed point is 3 cun above laterosuperior border of patella on line joining ASIS and laterosuperior border of patella.



ST34

Stomach Channel ST34 Acupuncture Point (梁丘 (liáng qīu)) / (양구 (yang gu))

Chinese: 梁丘 (liáng qīu)

Korean: 양구 (yang gu)

Translation: Ridge Mound

CAM Location: when knee is flexed point is 2 cun above laterosuperior border of patella.



ST35

Stomach Channel ST35 Acupuncture Point (犊鼻 (dú bí)) / (독비 (dok bi))

Chinese: 犊鼻 (dú bí)

Korean: 독비 (dok bi)

Translation: Calf's Nose

CAM Location: when knee is flexed point is at lower border of patella in depression lateral to patellar ligament.



ST36

Stomach Channel ST36 Acupuncture Point (足三里 (zú sān lǐ)) / (족삼리 (jok sam ni))

Chinese: 足三里 (zú sān lǐ)

Korean: 족삼리 (jok sam ni)

Translation: Leg Three Miles

CAM Location: 3 cun below St-35, 1 finger breadth (middle finger) from anterior border of tibia.



ST37

Stomach Channel ST37 Acupuncture Point (上巨虛 (shàng jù xū)) / (상거허 (sang geo heo))

Chinese: 上巨虛 (shàng jù xū)

Korean: 상거허 (sang geo heo)

Translation: Upper Great Hollow

CAM Location: 6 cun below St-35, 1 finger breadth (middle finger) from anterior border of tibia.



ST38

Stomach Channel ST38 Acupuncture Point (條口 (tiáo kǒu)) / (조구 (jo gu))

Chinese: 條口 (tiáo kǒu)

Korean: 조구 (jo gu)

Translation: Ribbon Opening

CAM Location: 8 cun below St-35, 1 finger breadth (middle finger) from anterior border of tibia.



ST39

Stomach Channel ST39 Acupuncture Point (下巨虛 (xià jù xū)) / (하거허 (ha geo heo))

Chinese: 下巨虛 (xià jù xū)

Korean: 하거허 (ha geo heo)

Translation: Lower Great Hollow

CAM Location: 9 cun below St-35, 1 finger breadth (middle finger) from anterior border of tibia.



ST40

Stomach Channel ST40 Acupuncture Point (豐隆 (fēng lóng)) / (풍륭 (pung nyung))

Chinese: 豐隆 (fēng lóng)

Korean: 풍륭 (pung nyung)

Translation: Abundant Bulge

CAM Location: 8 cun superior to tip of external malleolus, lateral to St-38 about 2 finger breadth (middle finger) lateral to anterior border of tibia.



ST41

Stomach Channel ST41 Acupuncture Point (解谿 (jiě xī)) / (해계 (hae gye))

Chinese: 解谿 (jiě xī)

Korean: 해계 (hae gye)

Translation: Dividing Cleft

CAM Location: on dorsum of foot at midpoint of transverse crease of ankle joint in depression between tendons of extensor digitorum longus and hallucis longus approximately at level of tip of external malleolus.



ST42

Stomach Channel ST42 Acupuncture Point (沖陽 (chōng yáng)) / (충양 (chung yang))

Chinese: 沖陽 (chōng yáng)

Korean: 충양 (chung yang)

Translation: Surging Yang

CAM Location: on dome of instep of foot between tendons of long extensor muscle of great toe and long extensor muscle of toes where pulsation of dorsal artery of foot is palpable.



ST43

Stomach Channel ST43 Acupuncture Point (陷谷 (xiàn gǔ)) / (함곡 (ham gok))

Chinese: 陷谷 (xiàn gǔ)

Korean: 함곡 (ham gok)

Translation: Sunken Valley

CAM Location: in depression distal to junction of 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones.



ST44

Stomach Channel ST44 Acupuncture Point (内庭 (nèi tíng)) / (내정 (nae jeong))

Chinese: 内庭 (nèi tíng)

Korean: 내정 (nae jeong)

Translation: Inner Court

CAM Location: proximal to web margin between 2nd and 3rd toes in depression distal and lateral to 2nd metatarsodigital joint.



ST45

Stomach Channel ST45 Acupuncture Point (厲兌 (lì duì)) / (예태 (ye tae))

Chinese: 厲兌 (lì duì)

Korean: 예태 (ye tae)

Translation: Running Point

CAM Location: on lateral side of 2nd toe 0.1 cun posterior to corner of nail.