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Jiexi ST41 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Jiexi ST41 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Jiexi  ST41 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
January 11
13:02 2019
Jiexi lies at the midpoint of the transverse crease of the ankle joint, between the tendons of m. extensor digitorum longus and hallucis longus.

Jiexi-ST41

Nomenclature:

Jie: Separating            Xi: stream
Xi refers to minor depression on the body surface. The point is in the anterior articular depression of the ankle joint.

Point: ST-41
Chinese Name: 解溪
Name: Jiexi
English Name/Meaning: Stream Divide
Pinyin: jiě xī
Han Geul 한글: hae gye 해계
Romaji: kai kei
Vietnamese:Giải khê

Location:

At the midpoint of the transverse crease of the ankle joint, between the tendons of m. extensor digitorum longus and hallucis longus.

Functions of jiexi:

  • Supports spleen qi and transforms damp.
  • Clears stomach heat.
  • Calms the spirit.

Indications of Jiexi:

  • Clears heat:
    • ST organ (ST heat): excessive hunger, bad breath, constipation, burning ST ache – worse after spicy food
    • ST Channel:
      • gum: bleeding, swollen;
      • nose: red, bleeding;
      • face: burning pain or acne;
      • Ht: psycho-emotional signs: dream-disturbed sleep, mania
  • Atrophy and paralysis of the legs, pain in the ankle and wrist;
  • Headache, vertigo, psychosis, epilepsy.

Method:

Perpendicular 0.5 cun;
Oblique insertion beneath the tendons to join with SP5 or GB40.
Caution: the anterior tibial vessels and nerve lie deep to this point.

Remarks:

Jing-River Point.
Mother point of stomach channel – act primarily to reduce excess pathogenic factors from the ST channel and zang

Precaution:

The anterior tibial vessels and nerve lie deep to this point.

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