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Stomach 37 (ST 37)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shangjuxu, Upper Great Emptiness

Location
3 cun below Zuxanli (ST 36), one finger breadth from the anterior crest of the tibia, in muscle tibialis anterior.

Indications
Abdominal pain and distension, borborygmus, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, enteritiris, paralysis due to stroke, beriberi.

Traditional Action
Regulates the function of the Stomach and Intestines, eliminates damp-heat, dispels retention of food, calms asthma.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OíConnor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.