ST 40 Acupuncture Point(Fenglong) belongs to the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming,which is commonly used for headache, dizziness, cough and phlegm, wheezing, chest pain, madness, epilepsy, edema of lower limbs, soreness of legs and knees, paralysis of lower limbs, hypertension, etc. puncture 1 to 1.5 cun straight.
ST 40 Acupuncture Point Location
What is the meaning of Fenglong
Fenglong, refers to boomy. The substance of this point is the wet cloud-qi from ST 37(Shangjuxu),ST 38(Tiaokou), and ST 39(XiaJuxu). After reaching this point,the wet cloud-qi turns into rain what is very heavy,like the thunderstorm rumbling sound,hence the name.
ST 40 Acupuncture Point Usage
Headache, dizziness, cough and phlegm, wheezing, chest pain, madness, epilepsy, edema of lower limbs, soreness of legs and knees, paralysis of lower limbs, hypertension, etc.
Clinical:Meniere’s syndrome, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, neurasthenia, schizophrenia, bronchitis, gastrocnemius spasm, obesity, etc.
ST 40 Acupuncture Point Therapy
- The patient takes supine position, and the therapist sits on his right side. First,massage SI 10(Tianzong) and LU 2(Yunmen) point for 3 minutes, and then massage RN 17(Danzhong) point for 2 to 3 minutes, rub RN 12(Zhongwan) acupoint with the palm for 2 to 3 minutes. Then use the thumbs of both hands to massage from top to down,middle to side along the intercostal space, repeat it 2 to 3 times,then rub LU 5(Chize) and ST 40(Fenglong) point with your thumb for 2 minutes each,which can relieve chronic bronchitis.
- Tap ST 40(Fenglong) point with fingers for 3 to 5 minutes,which can relieve chest distress and dizziness if long-term massage it.
- Use your thumb to press ST 40(Fenglong) acupoint for three minutes, then knead it in clockwise for ten minutes, and then use your thumb to rub ST 40(Fenglong) downward in one direction ( only down) for ten minutes,which can regulate the intestines and stomach and relieve bloating.
Mild moxibustion on ST 40 with moxa sticks for 5 to 10 minutes, once a day,which can treat cough, phlegm, and chest tightness.
Use a gas tank to cup ST 40 for 5 to 10 minutes, once every other day, to treat excessive phlegm, chest tightness, and dizziness.
Gua Sha therapy
Scrape ST 40 point from top to bottom for 5 to 10 minutes, once every other day, it can treat fever and paralysis of lower limb.
ST 40 Acupuncture Point Compatibility
Combined with Sanyinjiao and Zhongwan to treat hyperlipidemia.
Combined with Taichong to treat globus hystericus.
Combined with Quchi to treat hypertension.
Combined with HeGu to treat hemifacial spasm.
Combined with Feishu, Danzhong, Chize and Tiantu to treat bronchial asthma.
Combined with Baihui and Fengchi to treat headache and dizziness.
Combined with Yinlingquan and Shuifeng to treat edema.
Combined with Baihui, Shenmen, and Zhongwan to treat epilepsy.
Combined with Shenmen, Taichong, Chongyang and Renzhong to treat mania.