ST 33 Acupuncture Point(Yinshi) or Stomach 33

ST 33 Acupuncture Point(Yinshi) belongs to the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming,which is commonly used for knee joint and surrounding soft tissue diseases, knee joint pain, paralysis of leg and knee, poor extension and flexion, lower extremity swelling, athlete’s foot, low back pain, abdominal distension, and abdominal pain,puncture 1 to 1.5 cun.

ST 33 Acupuncture Point Location

With knee flexed, 3 cun above the superior lateral border of the patella on line connecting with the ASIS.

yinshi point

What is the meaning of Yinshi

Yinshi:”Yin”,refers to water.”Shi”,market,refers to gather. The name of “Yinshi” means that the ground meridians of the Stomach Meridian converge here. The substance of this point is the ground meridian water from ST 31(Biaoguan), which is the extravasation water from the soil of the spleen.Since it is locaed in depression,so the ground meridian converge here,hence the name.

ST 33 yinshi

ST 33 Acupuncture Point Usage

knee joint and surrounding soft tissue diseases, knee joint pain, paralysis of leg and knee, poor extension and flexion, lower extremity swelling, athlete’s foot, low back pain, abdominal distension, and abdominal pain;

ST 33 acupoint yinshi

ST 33 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Gently press and rub ST 33(Yinshi) acupoint with the pad of your thumb for 1 to 3 minutes each time,which can promote blood circulation in the lower limbs, relieve the paralysis of the legs and knees, and also helpful for lowering blood sugar if long-term massage it.

Stomach 33 yinshi

ST 33 Acupoint Compatibility

Combined with Zusanli and Yanglingquan point to treat paralysis of the legs and knees.

Combined with Zusanli, Xuehai, Yinshi,Yanglingquan, Tiguan, Futu, and Fenglong point to treat  and paralysis of lower limb due to stroke, poliomyelitis, etc.;

Combined with Weizhong and Zusanli to treat swelling and pain of knee.