Stomach St

Stomach St

Element
Ba Gua
Primary Function
Helps the Spleen, Carries Qi and blood to the organs; Controls all intestines; Appetite, bad breath, mouth ulcers are associated with the Stomach; Has lots of good points for Qi; Anterior tibialis, abdominals, quadriceps, breasts, frontal lobe
Areas / Symptoms
Breasts quadriceps abdominals appetite bad breath
Brief Psychology
NeedsExcess thinkingtrying to meet my needstrying to meet other’s needsprotectiveChurningAssimilation
Primary functions
Rotting and ripening of food Controls descending First stage of digestion of fluids Appetite and vomiting Stomach pain Atrophy of lower limb Treats disorders of eyes face cheeks forehead nose lips gums teeth ear throat Regulates function of the intestines Disorders of all three parts of the body particularly Sp Lu Ht chest uterus and Bl Tonifying qi blood yin and yang Breast conditions Disturbance of the spirit especially mania and depression Frontal lobe
Overview
Begins at LI20, ascends the inside corner of eye to Bl1, descends to St1, upper gum, curves to meet Gv28 and Gv26, circles the lips and meets Cv24, runs laterally to the mandible ascends to via St7 and GB3 to within the hairline intersecting GB4, GB5, GB6, meets Gv24. Another branch separates at St5, descends throat to supraclavicular fossa at St12, crosses around the back to Gv14, descends the diaphragm, intersects Cv13 and Cv12, enters the stomach and spleen. Another branch descends from St12, 4 bin lateral to the midline, to St18, then 2 bin lateral to St30. Another branch begins in the pyloric valve, descends within the abdomen and meets the channel at St30. From St30 the channel descends via the thigh to the lateral aspect of the knee, foot and second toe. Another branch separates on the foot at St42 and travels to Sp1.
Zangfu Connections
6 Channel Partner
Divergent Channel
Separates from the primary channel in middle of the thigh, ascends the abdomen, stomach, and disperses in the spleen, ascends to the heart, throat, mouth, nose, and unites with the main channel at the eye.
Luo Connecting Channel
Begins at St40, connects with the Spleen channel on the medial aspect of the lower leg, ascends the leg and body to the neck and head where it meets with the qi of the other yang channels, a branch travels internally to terminate at the throat.
Sinew Channel
Originates at the middle three toes, binds on the dorsum of the foot ascends the lateral aspect of the leg, binds at the knee where it connects with the GB sinew channel, binds and the hip joint, passes through the ribs and into the spine. A branch binds at the knee, binds above the genitals, binds at St12, ascends the neck, jaw, mouth, to bind at the nose, joins Bl sinew channel and forms a muscular net around the eye (lower net) [Bl channel forms the upper net]. A branch separates at the jaw and binds in front of the ear.
Channel Meeting points
LI20, Bl1, GB3, GB4, GB5, GB6, Gv14, Gv24, Gv26, Gv28, Cv12, Cv13, Cv24, GB14, GB21.
Time of Day
7am to 9am
Negative Aspects
ingratiating needy stubborn compliant needy avarice
Positive Aspects
meeting needs inside integrating myself into the wider world altruism reciprocity adaptability
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Cutaneous region

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Key aspects

  • Helps the Spleen
  • Carries Qi and blood to the organs
  • Controls all intestines
  • Appetite, bad breath, mouth ulcers are associated with the Stomach
  • Has lots of good points for Qi
  • Anterior tibialis, abdominals, quadriceps, breasts, frontal lobe

Acupuncture Points

PointSpecial PointBalancesBalance for:
St-1
Key Point
replenish let go letting go growth learning release pastallow tears to flow let go to move forward let go of old patterns purity of spirit capacity to let go fear of separation cry of sadness grief letting go of projects letting go of grief fear of letting go lossQi Flow
St-2
pureness clear clutter winds of change purity connect inwardly follow true path true self original selfassimilation life story vision of inner truth value truth true to inner child draw on roots grounded thinking
St-3
strength structure stability inner core deep sense of self centre
St-4
Key Point
nourishment energy nurture self nourishment receive neediness cravings unmet emotional needs
St-5
giving receiving receiving spirit receiving from mother focus on others receive from family excess sympathy stagnation of needs repression of needs selfishness internal nourishment judging needs deserve care
St-6
Key Point
entitiesghostsBrain IntegrationbrainLive truly difficult to assimilate truth vision of inner truth true to inner child value truth grounded thinking drawing on roots interpret meaning coming back to centre reborn
St-7
Live truly difficult to assimilate truth vision of inner truth true to inner child value truth grounded thinking drawing on roots interpret meaning coming back to centre reborn
St-8
Key Point
tying together thoughts action taking action insights heart heart wisdomHeadacheLive truly difficult to assimilate truth vision of inner truth true to inner child value truth grounded thinking drawing on roots interpret meaning coming back to centre rebornBrain IntegrationConfusionDizzinessDepression
St-9
Key Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationurgent breathingred complexionlow energydifficult speakingreceive humanity walk with dignity dignity giving receiving care balance neediness open to receive mother issues sFor Brainhead and throatcoughvomiting and headachewhere there is disharmony between Qi of body and headFor people not connected to their body or feelings.Body connection
St-10
St-11
St-12
nourishment isolated alone disconnected receive connected open self connect self connect others connect inwards self nourishment needy boundaries
St-13
St-14
St-15
St-16
St-17
Emotionscare for selfprotect integritystand up for our truth
St-18
Emotionscare for selfprotect integritystand up for our truth
St-19
Emotions giving receiving receiving spirit receiving from mother focus on others receive from family excess sympathy stagnation of needs repression of needs selfishness internal nourishment judging needs deserve care
St-20
giving receiving receiving spirit receiving from mother focus on others receive from family excess sympathy stagnation of needs repression of needs selfishness internal nourishment judging needs deserve care
St-21
giving receiving receiving spirit receiving from mother focus on others receive from family excess sympathy stagnation of needs repression of needs selfishness internal nourishment judging needs deserve care
St-22
giving receiving receiving spirit receiving from mother focus on others receive from family excess sympathy stagnation of needs repression of needs selfishness internal nourishment judging needs deserve care
St-23
giving receiving receiving spirit receiving from mother focus on others receive from family excess sympathy stagnation of needs repression of needs selfishness internal nourishment judging needs deserve care
St-24
St-25
Spirit PointKey PointAlarm PointFront-Mu Point
Stability during transitions stability changeimproving digestionconstipationdiarrheoadeficiency excess diagnosis treatmentRelationships Sexuality Balance of the yin and the yang CreativityCandida overgrowthdeficient digestiondamp heat
St-26
Live truly difficult to assimilate truth vision of inner truth true to inner child value truth grounded thinking drawing on roots interpret meaning coming back to centre reborn
St-27
St-28
Balance head and heartUnity shoulder burden yin accepts yang analysis vs intuition empty mind to deal with others flexibly life flows on hearts path thoughts and feelings
St-29
Live truly difficult to assimilate truth vision of inner truth true to inner child value truth grounded thinking drawing on roots interpret meaning coming back to centre reborn
St-30
abdominal fullnessinability to eatimproving digestionaccess to digestive qisuppressed sexualitypast traumavitalisesnourishescreatesintegrate core naturetrauma betrayal intimacy trauma sexual repression heartbreak sexual trauma
St-31
St-32
St-33
giving receiving receiving spirit receiving from mother focus on others receive from family excess sympathy stagnation of needs repression of needs selfishness internal nourishment judging needs deserve care
St-34
Xi-Cleft
Toxic Emotions Fear Withdrawal Anger Frustration Lack of joy Embarrassment Hurt Sympathy (Excess sensitivity) Grief Disconnect Guilt Paranoia Disconnected Resentment Confused Bitterness Shame Defensive Disgust Disdain Worthless Immobilised Pointless Secrecy Intimidating Aloof Passive aggression Seething Always looking for a new answer Lying Sarcastic Teasing Blush and hide React and push back Prickly Ingratiation Complaining Direct people to be happy Superior Snide Push people away Lack of inspiration Futilepain acute conditionsrageFearfreezeshockfrightpleasurefightflight
St-35
Key Point
calmnessstillnesssafetybelongingstabilityinsecurities
St-36
Key PointHe SeaEarth Point
Virtue Negative Aspects of Self intimacy openness warm protected spontaneous control connection propriety (appropriate action) self mastery social interaction propriety external connection balance understanding of others understood by others discernment communication insight receptive valuable connected with heaven acting rightly pure inspired self worth letting go acknowledged alone sufficiency - having enough non-attached wisdom to treat myself well wisdom overcoming fear will driven clever able to rest full of life concentration focus meeting needs inside integrating myself into the wider world altruism reciprocity adaptability nourished understand myself true giving integrity interested in others adaptable giving and receiving self-esteem vision planning benevolent patient free flexible choice guarded vulnerable isolated unsafe betrayed hurt pained controllingJing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationabdominal fullnessinability to eatimproving digestionaccess to digestive qiconstipationdiarrheoaDisorders of the Abdomen Lumber region and back Head and nape Face and mouth Chest and lateral costal region ResuscitationHeadache Headache and speech Sinews arms hand skin Digestion Skin throat cold Speech anger eating Lumber pain stiffness of bones and sinews Constipation lumber pain knee Short breath groaning cramps Hip and leg pain Knee and leg Vision fright fits walkingQiinsufficient digestive firepartially digested foodlow energyBalanceDisorders of the stomach and intestines Eating and drinking Points on knee influence the fu (yang organs) Skin disorders
St-37
Key PointHe SeaLower He Sea
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationbody feels bigdo not feel right but no obvious sicknessfeel reduced but not obvious sicknessbody feels smallimproving digestionconstipationdiarrheoaconnection being of service to connect core connection to heart empty mind to access knowing deeper selfDisorders of the stomach and intestines Eating and drinking Points on knee influence the fu (yang organs) Skin disorders
St-38
Key Point
Live truly difficult to assimilate truth vision of inner truth true to inner child value truth grounded thinking drawing on roots interpret meaning coming back to centre reborn
St-39
Key PointHe SeaLower He Sea
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationbody feels bigdo not feel right but no obvious sicknessfeel reduced but not obvious sicknessbody feels smallDisorders of the stomach and intestines Eating and drinking Points on knee influence the fu (yang organs) Skin disorders
St-40
Key PointLuo Point
Toxic Emotions Fear Withdrawal Anger Frustration Lack of joy Embarrassment Hurt Sympathy (Excess sensitivity) Grief Disconnect Guilt Paranoia Disconnected Resentment Confused Bitterness Shame Defensive Disgust Disdain Worthless Immobilised Pointless Secrecy Intimidating Aloof Passive aggression Seething Always looking for a new answer Lying Sarcastic Teasing Blush and hide React and push back Prickly Ingratiation Complaining Direct people to be happy Superior Snide Push people away Lack of inspiration FutileEmotionsContentmentdisappointmentRelationship AnxietyrageFearfreezeshockfrightpleasurefightflightgiving receiving receiving spirit receiving from mother focus on others receive from family excess sympathy stagnation of needs repression of needs selfishness internal nourishment judging needs deserve careQi Flow
St-41
Key PointJing RiverFire Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationNutritional DeficiencyToxicityAllergyHeavy MetalsCell SaltsBalanceShort breath and asthma Speech and voice Sinews and bones
St-42
Yuan Point
QiLingEmotionsWorryNourishmentFinding Place for MeOriginal QiBalance head and heartUnity shoulder burden yin accepts yang analysis vs intuition empty mind to deal with others flexibly life flows on hearts path thoughts and feelingsQi Flow
St-43
Key PointShu StreamWood Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationgiving receiving receiving spirit receiving from mother focus on others receive from family excess sympathy stagnation of needs repression of needs selfishness internal nourishment judging needs deserve careFor Yin channels – for tonifying and harmonising their respective zang yin organsFor yang channels – treat disorders of their channel (not the fu) Heaviness of the body and pain of the joints Intermittent diseases such as malaria
St-44
Key PointYing SpringWater Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationimproving digestionconstipationdiarrheoaHeadache Headache and speech Sinews arms hand skin Digestion Skin throat cold Speech anger eating Lumber pain stiffness of bones and sinews Constipation lumber pain knee Short breath groaning cramps Hip and leg pain Knee and leg Vision fright fits walkingHeat in body Diseases of the yang channels zang pathogens along channel and at distal end
St-45
Jing WellMetal Point
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation Clearing heat restoring consciousness rescuing collapse excess and heat from distal end of channel Stagnation and fullness in chest Disorders of the spirit