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Stomach 20 (ST 20)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Chengman, Assuming Fullness

Location
5 cun above the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to Shangwan (Ren 13).

Indications
Gastric pain, abdominal distension, vomiting, anorexia.

Traditional Action
Harmonizes the Stomach and rectifies Qi.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OíConnor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.