The ST Meridian - Locations Chart

The ST Meridian

Below you will find location information for all points along the (ST) Stomach Meridian . You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, clinical usages, and related patterns and conditions.

Meridian Graphic

There Are 45 Points Along The (ST) Stomach Meridian ...

The ST Meridian Locations Chart

ST 1 Tear Container


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Below the pupil, between the eyeball and the infraorbital ridge.

ST 2 Four Whites


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Below the pupil, in a depression at the infraorbital foramen.

ST 3 Great Bone-Hole


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Directly below the pupil in a depression at the level of the border of the ala nasi.

ST 4 Earth Granary


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Directly below the pupil, lateral to the corner of the mouth.

ST 5 Great Reception


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Anterior to the angle of the mandible on the anterior border of the masseter muscle in a groove-like depression (facial artery groove), with cheeks bulged.

ST 6 Jawbone


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One finger width anterior and superior to the angle of the mandible at the belly of the masseter muscle with teeth clenched.

ST 7 Below the Joint


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On the face, anterior to the ear, in a depression between the zygomatic arch and the mandibular notch, with mouth closed.

ST 8 Head Corner


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Directly above ST 7, .5 cun within the anterior hairline at the corner of the forehead, 4.5 cun lateral to the midline of the head (GV 24).

ST 9 Man's Prognosis


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Level with the tip of the Adam's Apple on the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoideus muscle (where the pulse of the common cartoid artery is felt).

ST 10 Water Prominence


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Midway between ST 9 and ST 11 at the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoideus muscle.

ST 11 Qi Abode


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At the superior border of the clavicle between the sternal and clavicular heads of the sternocleidomastoideus muscle.

ST 12 Empty Basin


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In the midpoint of the supraclavicular fossa, 4 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

ST 13 Qi Door


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4 cun lateral to the AML at the lower border of the clavicle.

ST 14 Storeroom


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4 cun lateral to the AML in the 1st ICS.

ST 15 Roof


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4 cun lateral to the AML in the 2nd ICS.

ST 16 Breast Window


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4 cun lateral to the AML in the 3rd ICS.

ST 17 Breast Center


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4 cun lateral to the AML in the 4th ICS.

ST 18 Breast Root


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4 cun lateral to the AML in the 5th ICS.

ST 19 Not Contained


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2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 14.

ST 20 Assuming Fullness


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2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 13.

ST 21 Beam Gate


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2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 12.

ST 22 Pass Gate


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2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 11.

ST 23 Supreme Unity


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2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 10.

ST 24 Slippery Flesh Gate


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2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 9.

ST 25 Celestial Pivot


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2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 8.

ST 26 Outer Mound


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2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 7.

ST 27 Great Gigantic


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2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 5.

ST 28 Waterway


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2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 4.

ST 29 Return


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2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 3.

ST 30 Surging Qi


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2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 2.

ST 31 Thigh Joint


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On 2 lines connecting the ASIS and the superiolateral corner of the patella and level with the lower border of symphysis pubis in a depression with thigh flexed lateral to the sartorius muscle.

ST 32 Crouching Rabbit


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6 cun above the superior lateral border of the patella on the line connecting with the ASIS.

ST 33 Yin Market


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With knee flexed, 3 cun above the superior lateral border of the patella on line connecting with the ASIS.

ST 34 Beam Hill


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With knee flexed, 2 cun above the superior lateral border of the patella on the line connecting with the ASIS.

ST 35 Calf's Nose


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With knee flexed, below the patella in a depression lateral to the patellar ligament.

ST 36 Leg Three Li


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3 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.

ST 37 Upper Great Hollow


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6 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.

ST 38 Ribbon Opening


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8 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.

ST 39 Lower Great Hollow


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9 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.

ST 40 Beautiful Bulge


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8 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral to ST 38, two finger widths lateral to the anterior border of the tibia.

ST 41 Ravine Divide


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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.

ST 42 Surging Yang


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Between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsals and the cuneiform bone, between the tendons of the long extensor muscles of the big toe and other toes.

ST 43 Sunken Valley


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In a depression distal to the junction of the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones.

ST 44 Inner Court


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Proximal to the web margin between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones, in a depression distal and lateral to the 2nd metatarsodigital joint.

ST 45 Severe Mouth


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.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the 2nd toe.

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