Theory

ST 40 - Acupuncture Point - Fenglong


ST 40 Names

  • English Name: Beautiful Bulge
  • Pinyin Name: Fenglong
  • Chinese Character: 豐隆

Location

  • 8 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral to ST 38, two finger widths lateral to the anterior border of the tibia.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

ST 40 Image

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ST 40 Clinical Uses

  • Empirical point to resolve phlegm in the body anywhere from any origin.
  • Phlegm in the head - headaches, dizziness / vertigo, depression, poor concentration, stronger shen disturbances - mania.
  • Phlegm in the body - chest oppression, breathing issues, asthma, cough.
  • Plum Pit Qi, sore throat, loss of voice.
  • Issues with the lower limbs involving pain, swelling, numbness, weakness, etc.


ST 40 Point Associations


ST 40 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



ST 40 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

KD 9

SP 7

LV 6

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



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