Crossing points of the Stomach channel
LI 20, UB 1, REN 24, GB 3, GB 4, GB 6, DU 24, DU 26, DU 14, REN 13, REN 12, SP 1
Physiology of the Stomach channel
1) Distribute qi to the face and normalizes the function of the sense organs
2) Regulates the function of digestive organs
3) ST channel points are the source tonification.
4) Nourish and strengthen the four extremities. The yang ming channel distributes qi and blood to the 4 extremities.
1) heat syndrome (yang ming channel syndrome)
2) Head, face and sense organs
3) Channel obstruction
4) Breast Disorders
1) Yang ming fu syndrome
2) Stomach disorders
3) Intestinal disorders
4) Dian/Kuang Syndrome
Stomach divergent separates from
Stomach divergent enters the body cavity at
The inguinal groove (ST 30 area)
Stomach divergent channel connects with
Stomach, spleen, heart, esophagus, throat, mouth, eye system
Stomach divergent channel emerges from
Stomach divergent channel converges with the stomach primary channel at
Inner canthus (UB 1 area)
Stomach divergent channel further distributes qi to the face and sense organs. Which points are effective for treating sinusitis, yang ming headache due to stomach disorders and food allergies?
ST 43, ST 44, ST 36 and ST 37
The divergent stomach channel reinforces the connection between the stomach channel and the eye system, which point is used for this?
Which Points are used for treatment of indigestion, hiatal hernia, insomnia, and disorders of the mind which may cause poor appetite and epigastric pain
ST 36, ST 40 with PC 6, HT 7, REN 10
Stomach sinew starts where?
From 2nd, third and 4th toes
Stomach sinew ends where?
In front of the inner ear
Stomach sinew qi accumulates where?
ST 41, the lateral aspect of the knee joint, hip, spine, lateral patella, front of the thigh, external genitalia, supraclavicular fossa, nose, lower lid and ear.
Pathology of the stomach sinew channel
1) Stiffness and pulling of the toes
2) Leg muscle spasms, including the gastroc
3) Throbbing, hardness and stiffness of the dorsum of the foot (ST 41 area)
4) Spasm of quadriceps (St 32 and St 31)
5) Swelling and distention of the inguinal groove area
7) Ab muscle spasms, pain and spasms of the supraclavicualr fossa and face
8) Sudden DEVIATION of mouth
9) SPasm or DROOPING of the EYELIDS which are then unable to open
Clinical applications of Stomach sinew
Treating pain, muscle spasm, hot and cold sensations, numbness and paralysis along channel distribution
ST 36 and ST 40 can treat what disorders?
Disorders such as spasm and pain of the hypochondriac region and back, sciatica and hip joint pain.
Stomach channel points that for urogenital disorders such as cystitis, vagititis, hernia, orchitis and herpes
St 30, St 39, St 40, St 44 with Liv 5, Sp 9 and Ren 1
Stomach luo distribution
After separating from ST 40, it makes a network connecting with the spleen channel. It then follows the stomach primary channel to the supraclavicular fossa where it bifurcates; one branch goes to the THROAT and the other goes to the HEAD and NAPE where it communicates with all Yang qi. It then enters the brain
Connection of stomach luo
Throat, nape, brain, spleen channel
Stomach: Excess Luo pathology
Mental disorders, including dian and kuang syndrome. Schizophrenia, manic depression, insanity and epilepsy.
Stomach: Deficiency Luo pathology
Atrophy, weakness and flaccidity of the muscles of the leg and feet, especially in the shin area.
Stomach: Rebellious Qi Luo
Obstruction of throat, swelling and painful throat, and sudden hoarseness (sudden aphasia)
Stomach luo channel disorders
1) Wei and Bi syndrome
2) Throat Disorders
Stomach luo wei and bi syndrome
Stomach luo collateral is important for treating wei and bi syndromes of lower extremities.
ST 40, ST 36, ST 32, GB 31, GB 39
Stomach Luo Throat Disorders
Swelling and pain of throat, sudden hoarseness, plum pit qi, thyroid disorders.
ST 40: LI 3, LI 4, Lu 10, Lu 7, HT 5, Ki 6
Stomach Luo Stomach and spleen disorders
St 40 is used:
epigastric pain, loose stools, poor appetite, abdominal distention.
Stomach Luo Mental Disorders
Stomach luo directly related to the brain.
St 40 combined with St 45, Sp 1, Pc 5, Du 20, Du 16
Stomach Luo Chest and Lung Disorders
St 40 with Lu 5, Lu 7, LI 4, Ki 6, Ren 12, St 41
Stomach Luo Organ Disorders
1) Stomach and spleen disorders
2) Mental Disorders
3) Chest and lung disorders
4) Phlegm accumulation disorders
Stomach Luo Phlegm accumulation disorders
St 40; sp 3, SJ 3, SJ 17, UB 21, UB 22
Stomach Great Luo: Luo Point
Xu Li. Located on the left side of the chest where the heart beat can be seen. Approximately St 18
Stomach Great Luo: Distribution
From Xu li, the stomach great luo goes down to the stomach then up to penetrate the diaphragm, connects with the lungs. Its distribution is mainly on the left side of the breast where the heart beat can be palpated.
Connection of the Stomach Great Luo
Heart, stomach, diaphragm, and lung
Excess of stomach great luo pathology
Rapid breathing, irregular breathing, dypsnea
Deficiency of stomach great luo pathology
Compression and suffocating sensation in the chest as in asthmatic breathing, cough, angina pectoris and heart attack.
Clinical applications for the Stomach Great Luo
Used for local respiratory and heart disorders such as asthma, dyspnea, emphysema, and bradycardia. It can also be applied for hysteria or anxiety attacks, with grasping for breath.
What are good points for tonifying qi and blood on the stomach channel?
ST 36 and ST 30
Both are "Sea of Nutrition" points
Which stomach points are good for mental disorders such as Dian Kuang syndrome?
ST 40 and ST 37
Points used for heat in the qi and blood?
ST 44, ST 37 and ST 25
Gan Jue Syndrome
Abnormality of the Shin. Symptoms include aversion to cold with shivering, as if rain drops are hitting the body, sounds of distress (moaning), frequent yawning, dark complexion, and abdominal distention with borborygmus.
Yang Ming Fu syndrome
Fever, constipation with hard stools, focal distention and fullness of the abdomen, yellow urination.
Frequent hunger and feeling of emptiness in the stomach, indigestion, distention and pain of epigastrum, nausea and vomiting.
Abdominal distention, fullness and pain, diarrhea, constipation, borborygmus, abdominal edema
(Manic-depression), abnormal mental function, violent behavior, abnormal yawning and moaning.
stomach divergent channel reinforces the relationship with what?
With the Stomach and spleen relationship.
Which stomach channel connects with the heart?
The stomach primary and divergent channels are distributed where?
On the front of the trunk and the lower extremities.
Which stomach channel extends to the external genitalia?
Which points are often used for puffiness, blepharoptosis, and inability to close the eyelids due to facial paralysis?
ST 1, ST 36, and ST 43