Stomach 44

essential oils for acupressureStomach 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, applying the even method of pressure rather than the reduction method, and/or reinforcing acupressure point Stomach 36 during each treatment.

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Other Name(s) of 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

acupressure point stomach 44 st44Location 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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of ST 44:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations of Acupressure Point Stomach 44

Stomach Heat

Bell's Palsy 

Paralysis of the face due to an External-Wind invasion such as Bell’s Palsy, apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 44 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to Liver 3 and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 2 & 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)

Tooth Pain

Toothache with swollen gums, apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 44 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LI 4 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)

Emotional Imbalances

Chronic insomnia, mania, or extreme emotional outbursts due to Heart Heat apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 44 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Heart 8 using reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)

Pain

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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.

References

Chang, X. R., Peng, L., Yi, S. X., Peng, Y., & Yan, J. (2007). Association of high expression in rat gastric mucosal heat shock protein 70 induced by moxibustion pretreatment with protection against stress injury. World journal of gastroenterology13(32), 4355–4359. doi:10.3748/wjg.v13.i32.4355

Xiao-lin Fan ,1,2 Mei-ling Yu,1 Shu-Ping Fu ,1,3 Yi Zhuang ,1 and Sheng-feng Lu  1,3 Effectiveness of Acupuncture in Treatment of Simple Obesity in Animal Models: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Published Online:7 Feb 2019https:Burning Mouth Syndrome. Acupuncture.Feb 2019.49-56.http://doi.org/10.1089/acu.2019.29107.cpl