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Stomach 42 (ST 42)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Chongyang, Rushing (Surging) Yang

Location
Distal to Jiexi (ST 41), at the highest point of the dorsum of the foot, in the depression between the second and third metatarsal bones and the cuneiform bone

Indications
Pain of the upper teeth, redness and swelling of the dorsum of the foot, facial paralysis, muscular atrophy and motor impairment of the foot.

Traditional Action
Tonifies Stomach and Spleen, calms the mind, removes obstructions from the channel.

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.