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Stomach 40 (ST 40)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Fenglong, Abundant Bulge

Location
8 cun superior to the external malleolus about one finger breadth lateral to Tiaokou (ST 38).

Indications
Headache, dizziness and vertigo, cough, asthma, excessive sputum, pain in the chest, constipation, mania, epilepsy, muscular atrophy, motor impairment, pain, swelling or paralysis of the lower extremities.

Traditional Action
Resolves phlegm and damp, calms asthma, clears heat, calms and clears the mind, opens the chest.

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.