Fenglong ST40 :Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Fenglong lies 8 cun above the external malleolus, two finger widths lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.
Fenglong-ST40

Nomenclature:

Feng: plentiful Long: abundance
The plentiful grain qi of the stomach meridian is abundant; at this point it overflows into its major collateral.

Point: ST-40
Chinese Name: 丰隆
Name: Fenglong
English Name/Meaning: Abundant Bulge
Pinyin: fēng lóng
Han Geul 한글: pung nyung 풍륭
Romaji: hō ryū
Vietnamese: Phong long

Location:

8 cun above the external malleolus lateral to tiaokou (ST38) about two finger widths lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.

Functions of Fenglong:

  • Transforms phlegm and dampness.
  • Calms the spirit.
  • Harmonizes the stomach.

Indications of fenglong :

  • Treats disorders of spleen channel. This is most important point for phlegm. It helps to resolve phlegm so is used in cough with phlegm, ovary cyst, nodules, goiter, psycho-emotional problems, depression, mania, insomnia.
  • Treats disorders in region reached by the luo-connecting channel. As stomach luo-connecting point terminates at the throat so is indicated for various throat disorders.
  • Atrophy and paralysis of the legs.

Method:

Perpendicularly 1-1.5cun.

Remarks:

  • Luo-Connecting Point.
  • Main point for expelling phlegm.
  • Good for treating phlegm anywhere in body.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.