Stomach 40

ST40 Acupressure Pointacupressure with essential oils

Apply the Earth Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate points on the Stomach Channel. 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 Aroma Acu-Stick® to Acupressure Point Stomach 40 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.



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:

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 Deficiency

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

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:

Chronic Loose Stools

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

Breathing ProblemsLung Qi organic herb tonic

Coughs with copious phlegm:

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


Foggy brain with clouded thinking and a heavy head:

Heart Problems

Fullness and distension of the Heart and abdomen:

***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:

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


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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