Stomach 40

earth element acupressureStomach 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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General Acupressure Directions-Video

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Other Name(s):

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

Lou connecting point of the Foot Yangming channel

st-40-acupressure point locationLocation: 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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations:


Digestive Issues


Internal Dampness

Chronic Loose Stools

Chronic diarrhea or loose stools with a sticky quality to them suggests Spleen Qi Deficiency and you would want to consider using our organic Restore the Middle Way formula and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 40 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) also apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 3 & acupressure point Spleen 6 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)

Breathing Problems

Heart Problems

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.