( ST-41 Stream Divide JIEXI - Acupuncture Points ) On the ankle, on the level of the highest prominence of the lateral malleolus, in the depression between the tendons of the extensor digitorum and the extensor hallucis longus.
How to find
With the patient extending their big toe against resistance, the tendon of the extensor hallucis longus muscle will become more distinct. ST-41 is located lateral to this tendon, in an obvious depression on the level of the highest prominence of the lateral malleolus (➞ 3.6.2) and ankle joint space.
Located on the same level is ➞ LIV-4 (medial to the tendon, halfway between ➞ SP-5 and ST-41).
0.5–1 cun vertically or obliquely deep to the tendons in a medial direction towards ➞ SP-5 or in a lateral direction towards ➞G.B.-40. Caution: Tibial artery/vein/nerve lie deep to this point.
● Clears Heat from the Stomach and Stomach channel
● Calms the shen
● Opens the channel and luo vessels, alleviates pain
Jing-river point, Fire point, tonification point. Important local point for disorders of the ankle joint. Important distal point for frontal headaches caused by Stomach Heat or Stomach Fire.
Category: Acupuncture Points
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