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Acupuncture Stomach Meridian

Acupuncture Stomach Meridian

The Stomach Meridian starts from the end of the Large Intestine Meridian at the side of the nose, and passes through the inner corner of the eye to emerge from the lower part of the eye. Going downwards, it enters the upper gum and curves around the lips and lower jaw. It then turns upwards, passing in front of the ear, until it reaches the corner of the forehead where it splits into an internal and external branch. The internal branch emerges from the lower jaw, running downwards until it reaches its pertaining organ, the stomach.

Acupuncture Stomach Meridian
Acupuncture Stomach Meridian

The external branch crosses the neck, chest, abdomen and groin where it goes further downward along the front of the thigh and the lower leg, until it reaches the top of the foot. Finally, it terminates at the lateral side of the tip of second toe. Another branch emerges from the top of the foot and ends at the big toe to connect with the Spleen Meridian.

Acupuncture Stomach Meridian
Acupuncture Stomach Meridian

The Stomach Channel is a yang channel that consists of 45 points. It starts in the region of the end of the Large Intestine Meridian at the side of the nose below the eye and runs downwards to the lower jaw. There it then turns upwards, passing in front of the ear, until it reaches the corner of the forehead. It then runs back on itself to the lower jaw again and down the anterior aspect of the neck to the clavicle and subsequently the chest.

Acupuncture Stomach Meridian
Acupuncture Stomach Meridian

It runs down the chest in line with the nipple then moves medially towards the midline where in runs parallel with the Conception Vessel to the groin. From there it moves laterally again to run down the anterior aspect on the thigh and lower leg and across the dorsum of the foot until it terminates at the lateral side of the tip of 2nd toe. Although the Stomach channel is an extensive one which runs the entire length of the body its main usage in a musculoskeletal setting tends to employs the points of the lower limb, mainly ST 35, ST 36 and ST 44.

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