Stomach 37

earth element acupressureST 37 acupressure point on the Foot Yangming channel is used in a similar manner to acupressure point Stomach 36. For most applications Stomach 36 is preferred. Therefore, it is mainly used for problems in the Large Intestine such as constipation, IBS, Crohn’s Disease, and so on as it has a stronger effect on the Large Intestine than Stomach 36 does.

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Other Name(s):

  • Upper Great Void
  • Upper Great Emptiness
  • Upper Great Hollow
  • Upper Ridge of the Leg
  • Shangjuxu

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • Lower He-Sea point of the Large Intestine
  • Point of the Sea of Blood
  • One of the "59 piercings" for clearing Heat in Su Wen Ch. 61
  • Four Sea Point of Blood in the lower body

Location: 3 Cun below acupressure point Stomach 36, in the muscle tibialis anterior just lateral to the tibia. Or 6 Cun below the tibio femoral joint line which equals two hand widths below the kneecap

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations

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.