ST37 (Stomach 37) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Shangjuxu
English Name: Upper Void

Location: 6 cun below Dubi (ST35) (and hence 3 cun below Zusanli - ST36), and one finger-breadth from the anterior crest of the tibia.


Lower He-Sea point for the Colon.


Regulates the intestines and Stomach, clears Damp-Heat (from the intestines), eliminates accumulations and stagnation.

Primary Indications:

Diarrhea with borborygmus, abdominal distension/pain.

Secondary Indications:

Intestinal pain.

Tertiary Indications:

Appendicitis, dysentry, constipation, Stomach/Spleen Xu (poor digestion), foot swelling, hemiplegia, knee swelling, paralysis and pain of lower extremities.

Other Indications:

Tuberculosis, insensitivity of four limbs and renal region, lack of energy in the intestines, sensation of energy rising, Yin symptoms in the bone with cold sensation.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Stomach channel:

(ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, ST9, ST10, ST11, ST12, ST13, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18, ST19, ST20, ST21, ST22, ST23, ST24, ST25, ST26, ST27, ST28, ST29, ST30, ST31, ST32, ST33, ST34, ST35, ST36, ST37, ST38, ST39, ST40, ST41, ST42, ST43, ST44, ST45)

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