|Point of the Week
Stomach 43 excellent for stomach pain, bloating and cooling heat
This point, known to acupuncturists as Stomach 43, is located on the top of the foot between the second and third metatarsal bones, about an inch below the web of the toes. It is excellent for cooling heat and reducing pain (especially stomach pain and bloating). Interestingly, the stomach meridian or energy pathway travels to the face, and thus ST 43 is classically indicated for facial swelling or edema. 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.