|Point of the Week
Stomach 43 benefits those with foot pain and abdominal distention
This point, known to acupuncturists as Stomach 43, is located on the top of the foot, just below the junction of the second and third metatarsal bones. It is excellent for alleviating pain and reducing swelling. Many people with foot pain, abdominal distention or facial swelling, can benefit from this point. Pressing this point increases circulation within the energy pathways and can also be used preventively upon awakening each morning to avoid developing the symptoms.
Note: Remember these vignettes are not medical advice.
Gigi Shames, LAc, Dipl.OM, is a licensed acupuncturist in Cotati. She can be reached at www.ShamesHealth.com