ST 42 Acupuncture Point(Chongyang) belongs to the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming,which is commonly used for headache,toothache,facial paralysis, epigastric pain, swelling and pain in the back of foot etc,puncture 0.3 to 0.5 cun straight.

ST 42 Acupuncture Point Location

Between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsals and the cuneiform bone, between the tendons of the long extensor muscles of the big toe and other toes.

chongyang point

What is the meaning of Chongyang

Chongyang:”Chong”,surging. “Yang”, Yang-Qi. The name of “Chongyang” means that the ground water turn into yang-qi and surge to the heaven. The substance of this point is the meridian water from ST 41 (Jiexi) point. Since the diversion of ST 41, the meridian water passing to this point is relatively scarce. The meridian water is gasified due to the heat of spleen soil and surge to the heaven,hence the name.

ST 42 chongyang

ST 42 Acupuncture Point usage

Stomach pain, bloating,toothache, face swelling,Swelling and pain in the back of foot, and weakness of the foot.


1. Mental nervous system diseases: facial nerve palsy, dizziness;

2. Digestive system diseases: stomach cramps, gastritis;

3. Movement system diseases: rheumatoid arthritis, sprained foot;

4. Others: toothache.

ST 42 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Use the pad of your thumb to press ST 42 for 1 to 3 minutes each time,which can promote blood circulation, prevent from foot diseases and gastrointestinal diseases if long-term massage it.

ST 42 acupuncture point chongyang

ST 42 Acupuncture Point Compatibility

Combined with Dazhui and Fenglong point to treat epilepsy.

Combined with Zusanli, Pushen, Feiyang, Fuliu, and Wangu point to replenish qi, nourish meridian to treat foot atrophy.

Combined with Fenglong to calm the mind.

Stomach 42 chongyang