Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "ST 36" , 足三里, is represented by "Zusanli" in pinyin and "Leg Three Li" in english and may be found:
3 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
St 36 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST36, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Lung Qi Deficiency, Spleen Blood Deficiency and/or Spleen Qi Deficiency
ST 36 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Asthma, Breast Distention, Constipation, Diabetes Type I, Diabetes Type II, Diarrhea, Immunity, Leg Pain, Muscle Weakness, Nausea and/or Wheezing (Dyspnea)