Welcome to our LED Light Therapy and Acupuncture Series
Each month, starting in June 2021 and continuing for the next 14 months, we will be featuring one of the TCM Meridians we use with our lights. Be sure to come back regularly and stay informed.
Part 4: The Stomach Meridian
In the last installment of our Light Therapy & TCM Acupuncture blog series, we took a look at the Spleen Meridian. Here in our fourth installment, we’ll be looking at the spleen’s sister meridian, the all-important Stomach Meridian.
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The Stomach Meridian
The yang meridian to the spleen’s yin, the Stomach Meridian is one of the longest, with a total of 45 acupoints. Responsible for digestion, it provides energy to the entire body while working closely with the spleen to transport energy to the lungs. Nearly all issues originating with the Stomach Meridian have ripple effects to other organs, making it especially vital to the proper flow of qi.
Originating just below the right eye, the Stomach Meridian flows around the mouth and along the lower cheek, then down through the diaphragm and into the stomach, connecting the spleen. From there, it travels down the leg to the tip of the second toe.
Major Stomach Meridian Points
The major Stomach Meridian points we’ll be looking at today are located in the legs, beginning with the Accumulation Point located above the knee. Referred to in English as Beam Hill, with the designation ST 34, this acupoint is engaged to aid with issues of the chest, stomach and legs, including:
- Breast pain, acid reflux, vomiting and stomach pain
- Pain, stiffness, swelling of the knee
- Circulation, pain and motor control of the knee and lower leg
Located just below the knee on the edge of the tibia, the Master Point, known as Leg Three Li with the designation ST 36, helps with general abdominal issues as well as physiological and emotional issues. It also is used for tonification.
- Tonifying deficient qi and blood
- Breast issues and lower leg pain
- Depression, anxiety, insomnia, PMS
Known as Beautiful Bulge with the designation ST 40, the Influential Point is located midway down the fibula and aids with head, lung and leg issues.
- Headaches, dizziness, concentration, mania
- Sore throat, phlegm, asthma, cough
- Leg pain, swelling, numbness
The Stomach Meridian’s Source Point, located in the middle of the bridge of the foot, is designated ST 42. Called Surging Yang, this acupoint resolves issues associated with the head and feet.
- Stroke- or palsy-related facial issues
- Upper mouth issues
Located at the tip of the second toe, the Ting Point is called Severe Mouth, with the designation ST 45. This acupoint helps with both physical and mental/emotional issues, including:
- Releasing heat and relieving stagnation along the meridian
- Releasing cold along the leg
- Facial pain, headaches, toothaches
- Insomnia, manic depression, excessive dreaming
Lastly, we have the Stomach Meridian’s Alarm Point. Located below the sternum, this acupoint is part of the Conception Vessel Meridian. Designated CV 12 with the name Central Venter, this point aids with a variety of issues, including:
- Middle warmer issues
- Nearly all digestive issues, especially stress related
- Esophageal issues
- Weight loss
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Be sure to come back next month for the latest installment of our Meridian series when we explore the Heart Meridian!