ST 39 - Acupuncture Point - Xiajuxu

  • English Name:  Lower Great Hollow
  • Pinyin Name:  Xiajuxu
  • Chinese Character:  下巨虛
  • 9 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.
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  • Disorders of the Small Intestine organ - abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentary.
  • SI channel problems - breast issues, mastitis, pain/swelling/numbness along channel.
  • Local point for lower leg issues - pain, numbness, motor control, atrophy.

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The (ST) Stomach Meridian has 45 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions


GB 35
Yang Intersection
  • Local Point.


GB 36
Outer Hill
  • Mentioned in the Bronze Man for treating rabies w/rage, fever, convulsions - moxa 3 cones after bite.
  • Acute cholecystitis.
  • Acute painful skin conditions


UB 58
Taking Flight
  • Releases the exterior for wind/wind-cold conditions, especially useful when accompanied with neck stiffness a/or occipital headache.
  • As Luo Connecting Point, which connects to the KD, useful for chronic low back pain, especially with weak lower limbs and KD deficiency.
  • "Excess above with deficiency below," weak low back w/tight stiff neck a/or low back pain with weak lower limb.


LV 5
Woodworm Canal
  • Genital Issues, especially damp-heat related infections/discharges.


LV 6
Central Metropolis
  • Acute hepatitis.
  • Pain along the channel, genital region or medial knee.  

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