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ST-37 (Shang Ju Xu) Upper Great Hollow

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Stomach Channel of Foot Yang Ming
  • Point of the Sea and Blood

Actions:

  • Regulates the intestines and transforms stagnation
  • Clears damp heat and alleviates diarrhea and dysenteric disorder
  • Regulates the Spleen and Stomach
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain

Indications:

  • Abdominal pain and distension, borborygmus, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, enteritis, paralysis due to stroke, beriberi.

Location

CAM:
  • 6 cun below Dubi (ST-35), and one finger breadth (middle finger) from the anterior border of the tibia.
AMOA:
  • On the lower leg, 3 cun inferior to Zusanli ST-36, one finger-breadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.

Needling Method:

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

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