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ST 41 Acupuncture Point

ST 41 Acupuncture Point

ST 41 Acupuncture Point is called as jiě xī. Jie means Separation. Xi means Stream. Xi refers to a minor depression on the body surface. This point is in the anterior articular depression of the ankle Joint.

ST 41 Acupuncture Point
ST 41 Acupuncture Point

ST 41 Acupuncture Point Location

On the dorsum of the foot, between tendons of muscles extensor digitorum longus and extensor hallucis longus, level with the tip of the lateral malleolus. Needle perpendicularly 0.5 – 0.7 cun.

On the ankle, level with lateral malleolus, between extensor hallicus longus and extensor digitorum longus

ST 41 Acupuncture Point Names

jiě xī 解谿

Stream Divide

Stomach 41 Ravine Divide


  • Jing-River (Fire) Point, Jing River Point on the Stomach Channel
  • Fire Point on Earth Meridian



  • Clears heat from the Stomach channel and organ
  • Calm the spirit


  • Edema of the head and face
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Constipation
  • Muscular Atrophy
  • Motor Impairment of the lower Extremities
  • Pain of the lower Extremities
  • Paralysis of the lower Extremities
  • Mental Disorder of Depressive Type
  • swelling of the face and head, frontal headache, red face, pain in mouth
  • Abdominal distention, constipation
  • febrile disease
  • Stomach heat with raving, mania, epilepsy, palpitations, seeing ghosts
  • swelling and pain of ankle, atrophy of leg, injury to big toe


Ankle pain and swelling, dorsal foot pain and swelling and lower limb pain or paralysis.


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