ST 39 Acupuncture Point(XiaJuxu) or Stomach 39

ST 39 Acupuncture Point(XiaJuxu) belongs to the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming,which is commonly used for diarrhea, dysentery, abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal syndromes, paralysis of lower limbs, and acute mastitis,puncture 1 to 1.5 cun.

ST 39 Acupuncture Point Location

9 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.

xiajuxu point

What is the meaning of Xiajuxu

XiaJuxu:”Xia”,the lower part.”Ju”,great,huge,”Xu”,hollow,emptiness. (The acupoint is located under the gap between the tibia and fibula) The name of “Xiajuxu” means that the Qi of this acupoint is at upper part of the heaven, and the lower part is lack of Qi. The substance of this point is the converged Qi from below ST 36(Zusanli) point. Since the Qi is located in the upper part of the heaven,so the Qi of the lower part of the heaven is relatively emptiness, hence the name.

ST 29 point xiajuxu

ST 39 Acupuncture Point Usage

Diarrhea, dysentery, abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal syndromes, paralysis of lower limbs, and acute mastitis;

Clinical:Bacterial dysentery, acute and chronic enteritis, paralysis of lower limbs, etc.

ST 29 acupoint xiajuxu


ST 39 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Use the pad of your thumb to press and rub ST 39 from inside to outside for 1 to 3 minutes each time. It can dredge meridian, regulate intestines and stomach, and prevent from abdominal pain, diarrhea, and paralysis of lower limbs if long-term massage it.

ST 29 acupuncture point xiajuxu

Difference between ST 37(Shangjuxu) and ST 39(Xiajuxu)

Although ST 37 and ST 39  belong to the Stomach Meridian, both is helpful for regulating the stomach and collaterals, but also are different. ST 37(Shangjuxu) is commonly used for large intestine disease, However, ST 39(Xiajuxu) is commonly used for small intestine disease.

Stomach 39 xiajuxu

ST 37 and ST 39 therapy

  • For people with chronic diarrhea and Loose stools, first moxibustion on Xiajuxu, and then moxibustion on Shangjuxu each other 3 to 5 unit, which can relieve symptoms if do a few days.
  • Rub ST 37(Shangjuxu) with the thumb for 5 to 10 times,then press it 10 times from ST 37(Shangjuxu) to ST 39(Xiajuxu) , and then press ST 39(Xiajuxu) for 5 to 10 times, repeat it 3 to 5 times, which can regulate the intestines and stomach and relieve constipation.

ST 39 Acupoint Compatibility

Combined with Tianshu and Qihai point to treat abdominal pain.

Combined with Quchi, Taibai, etc. to treat dysentery.

Combined with Yanglingquan and Jiexi to treat numbness of lower limb.