ST 44 Acupuncture Point(Neiting) or Stomach 44

ST 44 Acupuncture Point(Neiting) belonsg to the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming,which is commonly used for toothache throat,facial paralysis, epistaxis,acid regurgitation, abdominal distension, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, fever, swelling and pain of foot and back, etc., puncture 0.5 to 0.8 cun straight or oblique.

ST 44 Acupuncture Point Location

Proximal to the web margin between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones, in a depression distal and lateral to the 2nd metatarsodigital joint.

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What is the meaning of Neiting

Neiting:”Nei” Inner,”Ting”, the courtyard. The name of “Neiting” means that the Qi of the heaven of the stomach meridian cools down here. The substance of this acupoint includes both the meridian water of the ground from ST 43(Xiangu) and the dampness-qi of the heaven from ST 45(Lidui) acupoint. The meridian water flows to ST 45(Lidui) point, and the dampness-qi of the heaven quickly dissipates and cools down to the ground water what is confined in this point.The Qi generated in the stomach meridian and return to the stomach meridian,as if movement in the courtyard, hence the name.

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ST 44 Acupuncture Point usage

Toothache throat,facial paralysis, epistaxis,acid regurgitation, abdominal distension, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, fever, swelling and pain of foot and back, etc.,

Clinical:Acute and chronic gastritis, acute and chronic enteritis, gingivitis, tonsillitis, toe and plantar joint pain, etc.

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Qi of ST 44 characteristics

The Qi is the dampness-qi of the heavens and the small meridian water of the ground.

ST 44 Operation Law

Most of the Qi cools down and returns to the ground, and a small part of the Qi goes up to the upper part of the heaven.The meridian water of the ground descends to ST 45 through Stomach meridian.

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ST 44 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

  • Use the pad of thumb to push ST 44 up and down with appropriate intensity,which can treat mouth ulcers, nose bleeding and other symptoms if long-term massage it.
  • When nose bleeding, raise your head immediately, pat your forehead dozens of times with your palm, and then lightly press DU 24(Shenting) with your middle finger for about 1 minute, then use both index fingers to press LI 20(Yingxiang) for 1 to 3 minutes, and finally press ST 44(Neiting) for 3 minutes,which can relieve these.
  • Most of bad breath, stomach acid, and constipation  caused by stomach fire, usually press ST 44(NeiTing) acupoint with the pad of your thumb for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until feeling soreness,which can reduce stomach fire.

Moxibustion therapy

Mild moxibustion on ST 44 with moxa sticks for 5 to 10 minutes, once a day, which can treat abdominal distension, abdominal pain, and tinnitus.

Gua Sha Therapy

Scrape ST 44 with scraping board, once every other day, it can treat intestinal colic, constipation, swelling and pain of back.

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ST 44 Acupuncture Point Compatibility

Combined with HeGu to treat toothache and tonsillitis.

Combined with Sahngxing to treat swelling and pain of eye.

Combined with Dicang and Jiache to treat facial paralysis.

Combined with Taichong, Quchi, Dazhui to fever syndrome.

Combined with Shenting, Yingxiang to treat epistaxis.

Combined with Daying, Hegu  to swelling and pain of gum.

Combined with Zhongwan, Huangshu, Tianshu, Zusanli to treat stomach pain.