Stomach 38

earth element acupressureST 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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General Acupressure Directions-Video

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Other Name(s):

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:


st38.acupressure pointLocation: Midway between the lower aspect of the knee cap and the tip of the lateral malleolus in the muscle tibialis anterior just lateral to the tibia.


Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations

Shoulder Pain

Pain of the Leg(s)

Muscle Cramps

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.