ST 34 Acupuncture Point

Stomach 34, Abbreviated as ST 34, Transliterated Liangqiu in Chinese, Ridge Mound in English.

ST 34 Acupuncture Point Location:

When the knee is flexed, on the anterior aspect of the thigh, on the line connecting the anterior superior iliac spine and the lower lateral border of the patella, 2 cun above the patella.

ST 34 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Acute gastric pain, acute mastitis
  • Swelling and pain of the knee joint
  • Paralysis or weakness of the lower extremities

ST 34 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Harmonizes the Stomach and subdues rebellious Qi, activates the meridian, stops pain, relieves acute conditions.


Xi-Cleft point of the Stomach Meridian


A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.