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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Stomach Meridian Index > Stomach 43

Stomach 43

Chinese Name: Xiangu (English translation: Sunken Valley)

Location:  On the dorsum of the foot, in the depression distal to the junction of the second and third metatarsal bones.

Classification: Shu-Stream point of the Stomach Meridian


  • Myasthenia of the upper eyelid and difficulty opening the eyes
  • Facial and general edema, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot

Functions: Regulates the Stomach, Spleen and intestines, resoles dampness (for edema).

Notes: 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.

Needling: Perpendicular or oblique insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.

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