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In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yangming Stomach Meridian of Foot is one of the Twelve Standard Meridians. It is correspond with Taiyin Spleen Meridian of Foot. The Flow Hours of this meridians is 7:00AM - 9:00AM.


Yangming Stomach Meridian of Foot contents 45 acupoints in one side, that is 90 acupoints in total.

Flowing Route

The stomach meridian of foot yangming starts from the side of the nosewing (Yingxiang, LI 20) and ascends alongside the nose to meet the opposite branch at the bridge of the nose. Then it runs into the inner canthus where it meets taiyang bladder meridian of foot. Turning downwards along the lateral side of the nose, it enters the upper gum. After reemergence, it curves around the lips and its opposite branch descends to meet with the conception vessel at the mentolabial groove (Chengjiang, CV24), where it runs posterolaterally across the lower portion of Daying (ST5). Winding along the angle of the mandible, it ascends along the jaw, passing through the front of the ear and Shangguan (GB3), it runs along the anterior hair line, finally reaching the fore head.

The branch emerging front of Daying (ST5) runs downward to Renying (ST9) where it goes along the throat and enters the supraclavicular fossa (Quepen, ST12). Then it descends through the diaphragm, entering the stomach to which it pertains and connecting with the spleen.

The straight branch of the meridian, starts from the supraclavicular fossa and runs downwards through the nipple. Descending along the line 2 cun lateral to the umbilicus, it enters Qichong (ST30) in the groin.

The branch starting from the lower orifice of the stomach, descends inside the abdomen and meets with the straight portion at Qichong (ST 30). Then it runs downward along the anterior border of the lateral aspect of the tibia and reaches the knee. From there, it continuously runs downwards along the anterior border of the lateral aspect of the tibia, passes through the dorsum of the foot, reaching the lateral side of the tip of the second toe (Lidui, ST45).

The branch separating from the region 3 cun below the knee (Zusanli, ST36) enters the lateral side of the middle toe.

The branch emerging from the dorsum of the foot (Chongyang, ST42), runs forwards into the medial side of the great toe (Yinbai, SP1), where it connects with taiyin spleen meridian of foot.

Yangming Stomach Meridian of Foot
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