ST 36 Acupuncture Point - Zu San Li - Stomach Meridian

  • Chinese Name Zusanli
  • English Name Leg Three Li
     
  • Location: 3 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.
     
  • Point Associations:
  • He Sea Point
  • Lower Lower He Sea Point of the ST
  • Earth Point
  • Sea of Water and Grain Point
  • Command Point of the Abdomen
     
  • Actions & Effects:
  • Tonify deficient Qi a/or Blood.
  • Tonify Wei Qi and Qi overall - low immunity, chronic illness, poor digestion, general weakness, particularly with moxibustion, very important acupuncture point for building and maintaining overall health.
  • All issues involving the Stomach a/or the Spleen - abdominal/epigastric pain, borborygmus, bloating, nausea, vomiting, GERD, hiccups, diarrhea, constipation, etc.
  • Clear disorders along the course of the channel - breast problems, lower leg pain.
  • Earth as the mother of Metal - will support Lung function in cases of asthma, wheezing, dyspnea.
  • Psychological/Emotional disorders - PMS, depression, nervousness, insomnia.
     
  • Stomach Meridian Points (45):
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45

Sources and More Information

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