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The 12 Main Meridians

Stomach Meridian of  Foot-Yangming starts from the lateral side of the nose (Yingxiang (LI20) (Yingxiang (LI20))). It flows upward to the bridge of the nose where it meets the Bladder Meridian of Foot Taiyang (Jingming (BL1) (Jingming (BL1))). Turning downward along the lateral side of the nose, it enters the upper gum. Curving around the lips, it meets Chengjiang (CV24) (RN24) at the mentolabial groove. Then it travels to the posterior aspect of the mandible passing through the Daying (ST5) (Daying (ST5)) ascending in front of the ear and following the anterior hairline, it reaches the forehead.

The facial branch deviates from the anterior aspect of the Daying (ST5) and runs downward to the Renying (ST9) (Renying (ST9)). It runs along the throat and enters the supraclavicular fossa. Going downward it passes through the diaphragm, enters the stomach, forming part of the stomach system, and connects with the spleen.

The straight line of the meridian separates the supraclavicular fossa and runs downward along the middle mammillary line. It travels to the side of the umbilicus (2 cun lateral) and descends to the inguinal groove, where it enter Qichong (ST30) ( Qichong (ST30)).

The branch bifurcating from the lower orifice of the stomach descends to the deep layer of the abdomen and joins the previous straight line of the meridian at Qichong (ST30). Running downward it travels along the anterior aspect of the thigh and reaches the knee. From there it continues further down along the anterior border of the lateral  aspect of the tibia to the dorsum of the foot and reaches the lateral side of the tip of the second toe (Lidui (ST45) Jing-Well Point (Lidui (ST45) Jing-Well Point)).
Another branch splits from Zusanli (ST36) He-Sea Point (Zusanli (ST36) He-Sea Point), and descends downward to enter the lateral side of the middle toe.

The branch from the dorsum of the foot parts from Chongyang (ST42) Yuan-Source Point (Chongyang (ST42) Yuan-Source Point) and flows anteriorly to the medial side of the tip of the great toe (Yinbai(SP1) Jing-Well Point (Yinbai(SP1) Jing-Well Point)), where it communicates with the Spleen Meridian of Foot Taiyin.
Pathological changes of ST

Borborygmus, abdominal distention, edema, stomach ache, vomiting, diabetes, deviated mouth and eyes, sore throat, epistaxis, high fever, perspiration, headache, mania, and pain along the course of the stomach meridian.


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