ST-42 Rushing Yang CHONGYANG - Acupuncture Points

| December 30, 2010 | 0 Comments | 2,785 views

Location
ST-42 Rushing Yang CHONGYANG - Acupuncture Points ) On the highest point of the dorsum of the foot, between the tendons of the extensor hallucis longus and the extensor digitorum longus, directly lateral to the point where the dorsalis pedis artery may be palpated. The point is bordered proximally by the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones and distally by the 2nd and 3rd cuneiform bones. Alternative location: Sometimes, this point may be located lateral to the medial portion of the extensor digitorum longus tendon (joining the 2nd toe).
How to find
With the palpating finger, glide from ➞ST-43 (in the depression between the base of the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones) proximally towards ➞ ST-41 (in the depression between the tendons of extensor digitorum longus and hallucis longus). Locate ST-42 at the highest point of the dorsum of the foot, in a depression lateral to the pulse. In most cases, ST-42 is located lateral to the tendon of the extensor hallucis longus, which becomes more distinct by extending the big toe.
Needling
Vertically 0.2–0.5 cun. Caution: Dorsalis pedis artery.
Actions/Indications
● Clears Heat from the Stomach channel, regulates the Stomach
● Calms the shen
● Opens the channel and luo vessels
Special features
Yuan-source point, exit point.

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