ST 20 Acupuncture Point(Chengman) belongs to the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming,which is commonly used for stomach pain, vomiting, abdominal distension, anorexia, soreness, bowel, diarrhea, etc. Puncture 0.8 to 1 cun straight.
ST 20 Acupuncture Point Location
2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 13.
What is the meaning of Chengman
Chengman:”Cheng”,also. “Man”,Fullness. The name of “Chengman” means that the ground meridian water of Stomach Meridian overflows here. The substance of this acupoint is the meridian water from ST 19(Burong) point. Because the point is located in the depression of abdomen that its depression is very shallow,so the ground meridian water is very easy to overflow,hence the name.
ST 20 Acupuncture Point Usage
Stomach pain,hematemesis, loss of appetite, abdominal distension.
Clinical:Gastroduodenal ulcer, stomach cramps, acute and chronic gastritis, dyspepsia, gastric neurosis, peritonitis, hepatitis, dysentery, enteritis.
ST 20 Acupuncture Point Therapy
Use your middle finger to press ST 20 acupoint for 3 to 5 minutes each time, which can regulate spleen and stomach, relieve stomach discomfort, and prevent from gastrointestinal diseases if long-term massage it;
ST 20 Acupuncture Point Compatibility
Combined with Zusanli point to treat stomach pain;
Combined with Zhongwan, Weishu, Neiguan, Taichong to stomach pain, abdominal distension, and vomiting;
Combined with Shangwan and Weishu to treat stomach pain due to cold evil;
Combined with Liangmen and Xiawan to treat indigestion;
Combined with Geshu and Sanyinjiao to treat Qi stagnation and blood stasis;
Combined with PiShu, Weishu, Guanyuan to treat spleen and stomach deficiency;
Combined with Sanyinjiao,Neiting to treat stomach yin deficiency.