ST 44 Acupuncture Point

Stomach 44, Abbreviated as ST 44, Transliterated Neiting in Chinese, Inner Court in English.

ST 44 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the dorsum of the foot, proximal to the web margin between the second and third metatarsal toes, at the junction of the red and white skin.

ST 44 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Toothache in the upper jaw, sore throat, dry mouth, epistaxis
  • Abdominal distention, constipation, gastric pain
  • Swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot

ST 44 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Clears Heat from the Stomach meridian, resolves Damp-Heat in the intestines, and relieves pain.


Ying-Spring point of the Stomach Meridian


Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.