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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.

Nature:

Lower He-Sea point for the Colon.

Functions:

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.

References:

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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