Stomach 44

Acupressure Point ST44 Location and Usesacupuncture point essential oils

Apply the Earth Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate points on the Stomach Channel. Stomach 44 is used to clear heat from the Stomach energetic organ itself and the Stomach Channel which traverses the front of the body from the second toe up to the face just below the eyes. There is some concern that this point will drain Qi energy from the body which is a consideration for acupuncturists using strong needling and manipulation of this point over time. However, if one truly has Stomach Heat it should be addressed and drained. One can moderate the draining nature of this point by simply applying the Acu-stick by itself.

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Location of Acupressure Point Stomach 44

St 44 is between the second and third toes proximal to the web margin on the dorsum (top) of the foot. Apply the Earth Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to Acupressure Point Stomach 44 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.





Health Conditions Treated with Combinations Using Acupressure Point Stomach 44

Stomach Heat

Epigastric pain, distention, or discomfort due to Stomach Heat or Stomach Yin Deficiency:

Nausea with hunger pains but no desire to eat:

Heat in the Middle Jiao with propensity to hunger hunger without desire to eat is sometimes referred to as Stomach Heat or Stomach Fire; it is most often caused originally by Yin Deficiency (Yin originates in the Kidney energetic system).

Bell's Palsy 

Paralysis of the face due to an External-Wind invasion such as Bell’s Palsy:

Tooth Pain

Toothache with swollen gums:

Emotional Imbalances

Chronic insomnia, mania, or extreme emotional outbursts due to Heart Heat:

Painpain remedy with essential oils

Pain or swelling of the top of the foot:

Use Stomach 44 for any pain syndrome along the entire Stomach channel that has indications of heat such as redness or swelling

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Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point ST 44

  • Inner Courtyard
  • Interior Pavilion
  • Inner Court
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:
  • Water Point of the Foot Yangming Channel
  • Ying-Spring Point
  • Point of Yung
  • Heavenly Star Point
  • Neiting

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupuncture Point ST 44

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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