ST 39 Acupuncture Point

Stomach 39, Abbreviated as ST 39, Transliterated Xiajuxu in Chinese, Lower Large Hollow in English.

ST 39 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the anterior aspect of the lower leg, 9 cun below ST 35, one finger-breadth (middle finger) from the anterior crest of the tibia.

ST 39 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Lower abdominal pain, pain in the lower back referring to pain in the testicles
  • Diarrhea, dysentery
  • Muscular atrophy, weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities

ST 39 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Regulates Small Intestine Qi, resolves Damp-Heat, activates the meridians, removes meridian obstructions, resolves stagnation, relieves pain.


Lower He-Sea point of the Small Intestine Meridian
Sea of Blood point