Names Of Jiexi

ST 41 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is ST 41 ?

ST 41 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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What Is ST 41 Used For?

ST 41 Clinical Usages

  • 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.

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How Is ST 41 Categorized?

ST 41 Acupuncture Point Associations

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use ST 41 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use ST 41 ?

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".

What Points Are Near ST 41 ?

LV 4 Mound Center

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

SP 5 Shang Hill


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  • 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 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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