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Foot Yangming - ST Channel


The Stomach channel originates at the lateral side of the nose at Yingxiang (LI 20) then goes up along the bridge of the nose to Jingming (BL 1). Turning downward along the lateral side of the nose towards Chengqi (ST 1), it enters the upper gums. Reemerging at Renzhong (GV 26), it curves around the lips to Chengjiang (CV 24). Then it goes along the side of the lower jawbone at Daying (ST 5) and runs upward in front of the ear towards Touwei (ST 8), passing through Shangguan (GB 3) and Xuanli (GB 6) through Hanyan (GB 4) towards Shenting (GV 24).

The facial branch emerging from Daying (ST 5) runs downward to Renying (ST 9). From there it goes along the throat and enters the supraclavicular fossa. Descending through Dazhui (GV 14), it passes through the diaphragm, crossing Zhongwan (CV 12) and Shangwan (CV 13) to enter the ST organ and connect with the SP. 

The straight branch arises from the supraclavicular fossa runs downward, passing through the nipples. It descends by the umbilicus and enters Qichong (ST 30) on the lateral side of the lower abdomen.

The branch from the lower orifice of the stomach descends inside the abdomen and joins the previous portion of the channel at Qichong (ST 30) and ends at Lidui (ST 45).

The tibial branch emerges from Zusanli (ST 36) and enters the lateral side of the middle toe.

The branch from the dorsum of the foot arises from Chongyang (ST 42) and ends at Yinbai (SP 1), the medial side of the tip of the great toe to connect with the SP channel.

Paired Channel: 
  • Borborygmus, abdomnial distension, epigastric pain, vomiting, hunger
  • Deviation of mouth and eyes
  • Pain in the abdomen and lateral aspect of the lower limbs
  • Receives and decomposes food
  • Controls the "rotting and ripening" of food
  • Controls the transportation of food essences
  • Controls the descending of Qi
  • Origin of Fluids
Special Points

Five Shu Points

Jing Well: 
Ying Spring: 
Shu Stream: 
Jing River: 

Specific Points

Yuan Source: 
Luo Connecting: 
Xi Cleft Point: 
Front Mu: 
Back Shu: 

Specific Points

Lower He Sea: 
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