ST-40 Abundant Bulge FENGLONG - Acupuncture Points

| December 30, 2010 | 0 Comments | 5,486 views

Location
ST-40 Abundant Bulge FENGLONG - Acupuncture Points ) At the midpoint of the line joining ➞ ST-35 and ➞ ST-41 and 2 fingerbreadths lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia or 1 fingerbreadth lateral to ➞ ST-38, between the extensor digitorum longus and peroneus brevis muscles.
How to find
Quick method: Spreading-hands technique (➞ 2.3.3): Place the little fingers on ➞ ST-35 (‘lateral eye of the knee’, level with the knee joint space) and ➞ST-41 (in the depression between the tendons of the extensor digitorum longus and the hallucis longus, level with the highest prominence of the lateral malleolus) and determine the midpoint of this line, using the thumb. ST-40 is located in a depression 2 fingerbreadths (2 middle fingerbreadths, measured from the anterior crest of the tibia) lateral to this point. ST-40 may be palpated ‘dynamically’ (according to pressure sensitivity).
Located on the same level (8 cun proximal to the highest prominence of the lateral malleolus) are ➞ST-38 (1 fingerbreadth lateral to the tibia) and ➞BL-57 (on the dorsal aspect of the lower leg, halfway between ➞BL-40 and ➞BL-60).
Needling
Vertically or obliquely 1–1.5 cun
Actions/Indications
● Transforms Dampness and Phlegm, clears Phlegm in the Lung and Heart, calms the shen
Special features
Luo-connecting point. Main acupuncture point for eliminating Phlegm.

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