The stomach meridian is a yang meridian and is paired with the Spleen yin meridian.
It functions with the Spleen Meridian in the assimilation of Qi from food through digestion and absorption.
The stomach meridian starts at ST1, between the lower eyelid and the eye socket, and runs down the face and loops up to the forehead.
At ST8, it backtracks down across the shoulder, down the ribs, along the stomach, and then down the leg ending at ST45, the outside edge of the second toe.
Stomach Meridian Element:
Earth element with strong nurturing qualities.
Digestive and stomach problems - abdominal pain, distension, edema, vomiting, sore throat, facial paralysis, upper gum toothache, nose bleeding.
Anxiety, worry, skepticism, poor confidence, feelings of suspicion or mistrust.
Fairness, openness and caring.
Peak Hours: 7-9 am
Chakra: Root Chakra
Root Vegetables such as carrots, parsnip, turnips, and all the other types of food that come from the earth.
The Body Meridians - Meridian Flows and Meridian Acu-Points
ST1 – Chengqi - Redness, swelling and pain of the eye, night blindness, twitching of the eyelids
ST2 – Sibai - Myopia, corneal opacity, redness, itching and pain of the eye, twitching of the eyelids, facial paralysis, headache, vertigo
ST3 – Juliao - Facial paralysis, twitching of the eyelids, epistaxis, toothache, swelling of the lips and cheeks
ST4 – Dicang - Twitching of the eyelids, twitching of the corner of the mouth, facial distortion, drooling
ST5 – Swelling of the cheek, toothache
ST6 – Jiache - Lockjaw, Swelling of the cheek, toothache and swelling of cheeks
ST7 – Xiaguan - Deafness, tinnitus, nasal congestion, toothache, lockjaw, facial distortion and swelling and pain of the cheeks
ST8 – Touwei - Headache, vertigo, twitching of the eyelids
ST9 – Renying - Sore throat, scrofula, goiter, asthma, hypertension
ST10 – Sore throat, cough and asthma
ST11 – Chest congestion, cough and asthma, dyspnea
ST12 – ST16 – Cough, asthma, sore throat
ST18 – Rugen - Chest pain, cough and asthma, hiccup
ST19 – ST21 – Stomach ache, Gastric pain, vomiting, poor appetite, abdominal distention, diarrhea
ST22 – Abdominal distention and pain, borborygmus, diarrhea
ST23 – Psychosis, irritability, protruding tongue
ST24 – Manic psychosis, vomiting, protruding tongue, stiff tongue
ST25 – Tianshu - Abdominal distention, borborygmus, pain around the umbilicus, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, irregular menstruation
ST26 – Abdominal pain, hernia
ST27 – Lower abdominal distention and pain
ST28 – Shuidao - Lower abdominal distention, infertility, hernia
ST29 – Guilai - Irregular menstruation, hernia, abdominal pain, hernia, prolapse of the uterus
ST30 – Qichong - Hernia, irregular menstruation, irritability, impotence
ST31 – Muscular atrophy, weakness, numbness and pain of lower extremities, coldness and pain of the lower back and knee
ST32 – Futu - Paralysis or weakness of the lower extremities, coldness and pain of the lower back and knee
ST33 – Coldness and pain of the lower extremities and knee, limitation of the lower extremities, hernia, abdominal distention and pain
ST34 – Liangqiu - Stomach ache, Acute gastric pain, swelling and pain of the knee joint, weakness of the lower extremities
ST35 – Dubi - Swelling and pain of the knee joint
ST36 – Gastric pain, vomiting, dysphagia, abdominal distention, borborygmus, diarrhea, indigestion, dysentery, constipation, abdominal pain, palpitation, shortness of breath, poor appetite, lassitude, dizziness, insomnia, cough and asthma, pain in the knee joint
ST37 – Shangjuxu - Abdominal pain, borborygmus, constipation, diarrhea, muscular atrophy, weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities
ST38 – Tiaokou - Coldness, pain, and weakness of the shoulder, muscular atrophy, weakness, numbness and pain of the lower extremities, swelling of the foot, spasm
ST39 – Xiajuxu - 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
ST40 – Fenglong - Vomiting, constipation, cough, excessive phlegm, asthma, psychosis, headache, dizziness, paralysis or weakness of the lower extremities
ST41 – Jiexi - Pain of the ankle joint, weakness and muscular atrophy, numbness and pain of the lower extremities, headache, dizziness, manic psychosis, abdominal distention, constipation
ST42 – Chongyang - Gastric pain, abdominal distention, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot, swelling of the face, toothache, deviation of the mouth and eye
ST43 – Xiangu - Myasthenia of the upper eyelid and difficulty opening the eyes, facial and general edema, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot, abdominal pain
ST44 – Neiting - Toothache, sore throat, dry mouth, epistaxis, abdominal distention, constipation, gastric pain, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot, dysentry, diarrhea
ST45 – Lidui - Swelling of the face, toothache, sore throat, epistaxis, nightmare, manic psychosis
The Meridians* Spleen Meridian