ST 41 Acupuncture Point

Stomach 41, Abbreviated as ST 41, Transliterated Jiexi in Chinese, Dividing Cleft in English.

ST 41 Acupuncture Point Location:

At the junction of the dorsum of the foot and the lower leg. in the depression at the midpoint of the transverse crease of the ankle between the tendons muscle extensor hallucis longus and digitorum longus.

ST 41 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Pain of the ankle joint, weakness and muscular atrophy, numbness and pain of the lower extremities
  • Headache, dizziness, manic psychosis
  • Abdominal distention, constipation

ST 41 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Clears Heat from the Stomach and meridian, calms the Shen, activates the meridian, removes obstructions, and stops pain.


Jing-River point of the Stomach Meridian


Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.