ST 43 Acupuncture Point

Stomach 43, Abbreviated as ST 43, Transliterated Xiangu in Chinese, Sunken Valley in English.

ST 43 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the dorsum of the foot, in the depression distal to the junction of the second and third metatarsal bones.

ST 43 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Myasthenia of the upper eyelid and difficulty opening the eyes
  • Facial and general edema, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot

ST 43 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Regulates the Stomach, Spleen and intestines, resolves dampness (for edema).


Shu-Stream point of the Stomach Meridian


Shu-Stream points are where the qi starts to pour down the meridian. They are known to alleviate heaviness and pain in the joints. On Yin Meridians, Shu-Stream points are identical to the actions of Yuan-Source points.