Stomach 43, Abbreviated as ST 43, Transliterated Xiangu in Chinese, Sunken Valley in English.
ST 43 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the dorsum of the foot, in the depression distal to the junction of the second and third metatarsal bones.
ST 43 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Myasthenia of the upper eyelid and difficulty opening the eyes
- Facial and general edema, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot
ST 43 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Regulates the Stomach, Spleen and intestines, resolves dampness (for edema).
Shu-Stream point of the Stomach Meridian
Shu-Stream points are where the qi starts to pour down the meridian. They are known to alleviate heaviness and pain in the joints. On Yin Meridians, Shu-Stream points are identical to the actions of Yuan-Source points.