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them more energy to continue their forward march; three li equals about a mile, so the name Leg Three Li came from this historical reference.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:

Stomach Pain

Epigastric pain apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick tousing the tonification method (clockwise motion)

Nausea

Nausea apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 6 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Pericardium 6 using the tonification method (clockwise motion). Chronic nausea suggests Spleen Qi Deficiency and you would want to consider using our organic Restore the Middle Way formula

Chronic Vomiting

Hiccups

With hiccups apply the Conception Vessel Acupressure Stick to REN 12 using the tonification method (clockwise motion), apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion)

Chronic Belching

Belching apply the Conception Vessel Acupressure Stick to REN 12 using the tonification method (clockwise motion), apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)

Abdominal Distention

Intense Hunger

Heat in the middle jiao with propensity to hunger hunger without desire to eat is sometimes referred to as Stomach Heat or Stomach Fire; it is most often caused originally by Yin Deficiency (Yin originates in the Kidney energetic system). Apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 44 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and apply the Water Element Acupressure Stick to Kidney 3 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and add our organic Yin Valley formula 

Poor Appetite

A chronic poor appetite suggests Spleen Qi Deficiency and you would want to consider using our organic Restore the Middle Way formula and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 3acupressure point Spleen 6 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)

Digestion Issues

Edema

Edema in the lower leg and ankles Apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 44 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and apply the Water Element Acupressure Stick to Kidney 3 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and add our organic Yin Valley formula 

Internal Dampness

Heaviness of the four limbs suggests Internal Dampness due to Spleen Qi Deficiency suggests Spleen Qi Deficiency and you would want to consider using our organic Restore the Middle Way formula and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 3 & Spleen 6 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)

Breathing Problems

Chronic Dizziness

Dizziness due to Blood Deficiency or post-partum blood dizziness is resolved by tonifying Blood, which is a Yin substance and finds its origins in the Qi production of the Spleen and Stomach. Apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 and acupressure point Spleen 3 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 3 using the tonification method (clockwise motion). Also consider our organic Yin Valley formula along with our organic Restore the Middle Way formula

Poor Lactation

The breasts are traversed by the Spleen channel and any breast issue would indicate Spleen channel blocks. Insufficient lactation could also be the result of the Earth Element not supplying sufficient Food Qi for the extra demands of lactation. Apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 3 & acupressure point Spleen 6 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)

Eyes

Dimness of vision apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and use our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formulaalong with our organic Restore the Middle Way formula

Ringing in the Ears

Tinnitus that comes on with stress or frustration apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and use our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

Palpitations

Palpitations apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 4 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Heart 7 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider our organic Blood Mansion formula

High Blood Pressure

Hypertension apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 3 and acupressure point Spleen 6 using the tonification method (clockwise motion). Also use our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formulaalong with our organic Restore the Middle Way formula along with our organic Blood Mansion formula

Misc. Uses of Acupressure Point Stomach 36

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.

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