Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "ST 37" , 上巨虛, is represented by "Shangjuxu" in pinyin and "Upper Great Hollow" in english and may be found:
6 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 37 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. ST37, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Blood Stagnation, Spleen Blood Deficiency, Stomach Fire and/or Stomach Food Stagnation
ST 37 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Borborygmus, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dysentary and/or Leukemia
While not necessarily valid clinically, GB 35 (Local Point. ), GB 36 (Mentioned in the Bronze Man for treating rabies w…), LV 6 (Acute hepatitis. Pain along the channel, genital…) and SP 8 (Xi Cleft Point - acute and painful menstrual issu…) are nearby.