Stomach 38

Acupressure Point ST38essential oils for acupuncture points

Apply the Earth Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate points on the Stomach Channel. ST 38 acupressure point on the Foot Yangming channel is mainly used for shoulder pain and pain of the legs. It can also be used in a similar manner to acupressure point Stomach 37. However, ST 37 is preferred for problems of the Large Intestine and digestive issues.

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st38.acupressure pointLocation of Acupressure Point Stomach 38

Midway between the lower aspect of the kneecap and the tip of the lateral malleolus in the muscle tibialis anterior just lateral to the tibia. Apply the Earth Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to Acupressure Point Stomach 38 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.stomach-38-acupressure-point-v.2.jpg



Health Conditions Treated with Point Combinations Using Acupressure Point ST 38


Shoulder Painshoulder pain essential oils topical remedy

Pain of the Leg(s)damp-bi pain remedy foot soak with essential oils

Muscle Cramps


Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure ST 38

Other Name(s) of Acupressure Point ST 38

  • Ribbon Opening
  • Line Opening
  • Branch Opening
  • Mouth in Pieces
  • Xiajuxu

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Stomach 38


Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.



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