Stomach 38

essential oils for acupressureAcupressure Point ST38

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 Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Stomach 38 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

 

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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

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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

None

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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References

Vickers, A. J., Vertosick, E. A., Lewith, G., MacPherson, H., Foster, N. E., Sherman, K. J., … Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration (2018). Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Update of an Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis. The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society19(5), 455–474. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2017.11.005

Chau, J., Lo, S., Yu, X., Choi, K. C., Lau, A., Wu, J., … Thompson, D. R. (2018). Effects of Acupuncture on the Recovery Outcomes of Stroke Survivors with Shoulder Pain: A Systematic Review. Frontiers in neurology9, 30. doi:10.3389/fneur.2018.00030

Tejera-Falcón, E., Toledo-Martel, N., Sosa-Medina, F. M., Santana-González, F., Quintana-de la Fe, M., Gallego-Izquierdo, T., & Pecos-Martín, D. (2017). Dry needling in a manual physiotherapy and therapeutic exercise protocol for patients with chronic mechanical shoulder pain of unspecific origin: a protocol for a randomized control trialBMC musculoskeletal disorders18(1), 400. doi:10.1186/s12891-017-1746-3

Zhang, S., Wang, X., Yan, C. Q., Hu, S. Q., Huo, J. W., Wang, Z. Y., … Liu, C. Z. (2018). Different mechanisms of contralateral- or ipsilateral-acupuncture to modulate the brain activity in patients with unilateral chronic shoulder pain: a pilot fMRI study. Journal of pain research11, 505–514. doi:10.2147/JPR.S152550

Moon, S. Y., Kim, J. E., Kwon, O. J., Kim, A. R., Kim, D. H., Kim, J. H., … Yang, C. (2018). A novel taping therapy for pain after arthroscopic shoulder surgery: study protocol for a randomised controlled pilot trial. Trials19(1), 518. doi:10.1186/s13063-018-2866-2