Stomach 40

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ST40 Acupressure Point

Stomach 40 is the main acupressure point of the body to address Internal Dampness and phlegm. Acupressure point Spleen 9 is also a major point for Internal Dampness and can be combined with ST 40.

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st-40-acupressure point locationLocation of Acupressure Point ST 40

St 40 is on the anterior of the leg midway between the crease of the knee and the tip of the lateral malleolus 2 Cun lateral of the tibia. Apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Stomach 40 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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Health Conditions Treated with Acupressure Point Combinations Using ST 40

Painpain remedy with essential oils

Pain anywhere in the body that worsens in damp, wet, or humid conditions:

Consider our organic Great Mender formula with our organic Restore the Middle Way formula and apply our Damp-Bi Spray remedy directly to the site of the pain

Internal Dampness

Dampness damages the Spleen energetic organ system and a chronic poor appetite suggests Spleen Qi Deficiencyrestore-the-middle-way-organic herbal spleen tonic, consider using our organic Restore the Middle Way formula:

In cases of the Liver attacking and damaging the Spleen resulting in Internal Dampness:

Consider our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula along with our organic Restore the Middle Way formula

Heaviness of the four limbs suggests Internal Dampness due to Spleen Qi Deficiency:

Digestive Issues

Constipation with sticky bowel movements that are difficult to expel:

Consider using our organic Restore the Middle Way formula

Chronic Loose Stools

Chronic diarrhea or loose stools with a sticky quality to them suggests Spleen Qi Deficiency:

Consider using our organic Restore the Middle Way formula and:

Breathing ProblemsLung Qi organic herb tonic

Coughs with copious phlegm:

Consider our organic White Tiger Return formula

Shortness of breath with inability to stand for long due to heaviness and aching of the legs:

Consider using our organic White Tiger Return formula

Cognition

Foggy brain with clouded thinking and a heavy head:

Consider using our organic Restore the Middle Way formula

Heart Problems

Fullness and distension of the Heart and abdomen:

Consider organic consider organic Blood Mansion formula –

***Make sure to report this condition to your local healthcare provider immediately

Pain and achiness of the area of the heart with a heaviness in the limbs:

Consider organic Blood Mansion formula – make sure to report this condition to your local healthcare provider immediately

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Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point ST 40

  • Abundance and Prosperity
  • Abundant Bulge
  • Abundant Splendor
  • Bountiful Bulge
  • Fenglong

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point Stomach 40

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Stomach 40

Lou connecting point of the Foot Yangming channel

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

Zhong, L. L., Kun, W., Lam, T. F., Zhang, S. P., Yang, J. J., Ziea, T. C., … Bian, Z. X. (2016). The combination effects of body acupuncture and auricular acupressure compared to sham acupuncture for body weight control: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials17(1), 346. doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1458-2

Rerksuppaphol L1, Rerksuppaphol S2. A randomized controlled trial of electroacupuncture at body acupoints and Fenglong for regulating serum lipids in dyslipidemic patients in Thailand. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2014 Feb;20(1):26-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2013.10.009. Epub 2013 Nov 5.

Zhang HX1, Wang Q, Huang H, Yue W, Qin PF. Effect of electroacupuncture at "Fenglong" (ST 40) on rats with hyperlipidemia and its mechanism].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2012 Mar;32(3):241-5.

Chen S1. Clinical application of the acupoint Fenglong (ST 40). J Tradit Chin Med. 2007 Mar;27(1):7-8.