Theory

ST 41 - Acupuncture Point - Jiexi


ST 41 Names

  • English Name: Ravine Divide
  • Pinyin Name: Jiexi
  • Chinese Character: 解谿

Location

  • On the midpoint of the transverse crease of the ankle, approximately level with the tip of the external malleolus, in a depression between the tendons of extensor digitorum longs and hallucis longus.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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ST 41 Clinical Uses

  • Opposite end of channel issues (i.e. head/face) - swelling, headache, dizziness / vertigo.
  • Abdominal pain, bloating, constipation.
  • Can aid groundedness and focus - ADD/ADHD, mania, restlessness, palpitations, epilepsy.
  • Local point for ankle issues - sprains, inflammation, motor impairment, foot pain, pain in the 1st and 2nd toes.


ST 41 Point Associations


ST 41 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 41 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

LV 4

  • LV 4  Mound Center
    • Generally, moves stagnation and clears heat - Hepatitis, Jaundice
    • Lin Disorders.
    • Medial Knee/ankle pain.

SP 5

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  • SP 5  Shang Hill
    • Tonifies the spleen and resolves dampness - lethargy, desire to lie down, abdominal distention.
    • Calms the spirit - manic depression, anxiety, excessive thinking.
    • Speech disorders, stiffness at root of tongue.

GB 40

  • GB 40  Hill Ruins
    • Local point for issues of the lower limbs a/or ankles - weakness, paralysis, atrophy.
    • Wrist issues using the cross joints needling method.
    • Chronic mallaria where chills are predominant



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