Stomach 36 (ST 36)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zusanli, Three Miles of the Foot
3 cun below Dubi (ST 35), one finger breadth from the anterior crest of the tibia, in muscle tibialis anterior.
Gastric pain, vomiting, hiccup, abdominal distension, borborygmus, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, mastitis, enterities, aching in knee joint and leg, beriberi, dizziness, insomnia, edema, cough, asthma, emaciation due to general deficiency, indigestion, apoplexy, hemiplasia, mania.
Benefits Stomach and Spleen, tonifies Qi and blood, dispels cold, strengthens body, brightens eyes, regulates nutritive and defensive Qi and the Intestines, raises yang, expels wind and damp, resolves edema.
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