Stomach 36

organic-earth-acupressure stickStomach 36 acupressure point is regarded as the most useful acupressure point on the body by most licensed acupuncturists as it has so many key functions in the manifestation of Qi and Blood in the body. Acupressure point Stomach 36 can be used with any digestive disorder as the Stomach is in charge of receiving the food along with “rotting and ripening” the food. Stomach Qi is also involved in the downward flow of Qi allowing for proper digestion and elimination. Points on the Stomach channel also impact the Large Intestine, more-so than points on the Large Intestine channel, so even issues such as constipation are addressed with Stomach points. Ancient Chinese military troop often made it a habit to stop each mile and stimulate Stomach 36 to give them more energy to continue their forward march; three li equals about a mile, so the name Leg Three Li came from this historical reference. As you might imagine, it is an excellent point for enhancing your own innate vital energy!

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Other Name(s):

  • Leg Three Li
  • Leg Three Miles
  • Lower Hollow Three Li
  • Third Mile
  • Ghost Evil
  • Foot Yangming
  • Lower Mound
  • Lower Sea of Qi

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • He-Sea point
  • Earth point
  • Point of Ho (autumn)
  • Gao Wu Command point
  • Four Sea point of Nourishment
  • Ma Dan-yang Heavenly Star point
  • Abdominal region of the Four Command points
  • Point of the Sea of Water and Grain
  • Horary point of the Stomach channel
  • One of the "59 piercings" for clearing Heat

Location: on the anterior of the leg lateral to the edge of the tibia one Cun from the crest of the tibia

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations-all tonification (clockwise motion):

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.