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Stomach Meridian

Regional Anatomy:
Skin-subcutaneous tissue-anterior tibial muscle-interosseous membrane of leg-posterior tibial muscle.
In the superficial layer, there is the lateral cutaneous nerve of the calf. In the deep layer, there are the anterior tibial artery and vein and the deep peroneal nerve. If the needle is inserted too deep, it may injure the posterior tibial artery and vein and the tibial nerve.

Sitting upright with flexed knees; 6 cun vertically below the external XiyanEXLE5 (EX-LE5) (DubiST35 (Dubi (ST35))) or 3 cun vertically below ZusanliST36 (Zusanli (ST36) He-Sea Point).
Regulating the function of the intestine and stomach, and clearing and activating channels and collaterals..

Abdominal pain and distension, borborygmus, Diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, enteritis, paralysis due to stroke, and beriberi.

Combined use with TianshuST25 (Tianshu (ST25) Front-Mu Point of the Large Intestine) for treatment of enteritis; and with GuanyuanCV4 (Guanyuan (CV4) Front-Mu Point of the SmallIntestine) for treatment of stomatitis.

Insert the needle perpendicularly 1.0-1.5 cun deep; needling response: local sensation of distension, radiating towards the foot; moxibustion: using 3-5 moxa-cones, or mild moxibustion for 15 min.


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