Chongyang

Chongyang is also named 冲阳, ST42
Chongyang
Chongyang

Chongyang(ST42,冲阳) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Yangming Stomach Meridian of Foot. It is the Yuan-Source Point of the stomach.

Meaning

Chong, important place; yang, Yang of Yin-Yang. The point is where the Chongyang Pulse is located (arteria dorsalis pedis).

Location

Below Jiexi, in the depression between 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones and the cuneiform.

Indication

Facial paralysis, toothache, headache, paralysis of the lower limbs, pain in the instep.

Method

Perpendicularly 0.3-0.5cun, avoid the artery.