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
Needs Excess thinking trying to meet my needs trying to meet other’s needs protective
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
Role
The official of the stomach role is to nourish us in the process of life. It is responsible for digestion and assimilation; this is not only of food but also of thoughts. Interestingly the stomach and kidney channels long parallel to each other on the torso this is so the acquired qi gathered by stomach can compliment the innate qi of the kidneys. The stomach official integrates life experiences. Stomach along with the spleen plays a key role in digestion and assimilation of not only food but also thoughts.
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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 past
St-2
pureness clear clutter winds of change purity connect inwardly follow true path true self original self
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
St-6
Key Point
entitiesghostsBrain Integrationbrain
St-7
St-8
Key Point
tying together thoughts action taking action insights heart heart wisdomHeadache
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
St-20
St-21
St-22
St-23
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 Creativity
St-26
St-27
St-28
St-29
St-30
abdominal fullnessinability to eatimproving digestionaccess to digestive qisuppressed sexualitypast traumavitalisesnourishescreatesintegrate core nature
St-31
St-32
St-33
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 Sea
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 walkingQi
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 digestionconstipationdiarrheoa
St-38
Key Point
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 small
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 AnxietyrageFearfreezeshockfrightpleasurefightflight
St-41
Key PointJing River
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
St-42
Yuan Point
QiLingEmotionsWorryNourishmentFinding Place for MeOriginal Qi
St-43
Key PointShu Stream
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
St-44
Key PointYing Spring
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 walking
St-45
Jing Well
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation