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ST-36 (Zu San Li) Leg Three Li

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Stomach Channel of Foot Yang Ming
  • Acupuncture Point Five Elements  He-Sea & Earth Point
  • Gao Wu Command Point, Ma Dan-yang Heavenly Star Point, Point of the Sea of Water and Grain

Common and Key Uses:

  • Disorders of the lower limbs


  • Harmonizes the Stomach
  • Fortifies the Spleen and resolves dampness
  • Supports the correct Qi and fosters the original Qi
  • Tonifies Qi and nourishes blood and yin
  • Clears fire and calms the spirit
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain
  • Revives the yang and restores consciousness


  • Gastric pain, vomiting hiccup, abdominal distension, borborygmus, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, mastitis, enteritis, aching of the knee joint and leg, beriberi, edema, cough, asthma, emaciation due to general deficiency, indigestion, apoplexy, hemiplegia, dizziness, insomnia, mania.


  • 3 cun below Dubi (ST-35), one finger-breadth (middle finger) from the anterior border of the tibia.
  • Below the knee, 3 cun inferior to Dubi ST-35, one fingerbreadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.2 inches. Moxibustion is applicable.

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