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.


Health Conditions Treated with Acupressure Point Combinations Using ST 40

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Internal Dampness

Digestive Issues

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 ProblemsLung Qi organic herb tonic


Heart Problems


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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