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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How traditional Chinese medicine addresses Digestive Issues

General Acupressure Directions-Video

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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

st37.acupressure pointLocation: 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

Digestive Problems

Gum Infection

Swelling of the face due to gum infection, apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick acupressure point Stomach 37 and acupressure point Stomach 44 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and contact your local dentist

Leg Numbness

Leg Qi constrictions causing numbness and loss of feeling of the lower limb on the outside edge of the tibia down to the second toe, apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick acupressure point Stomach 37 and acupressure point Stomach 44 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider our organic Great Mender formula and topical all-natural pain reduction remedies

Pain

Eating Disorders

Anorexia or bulimia apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick acupressure point Stomach 37 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Spleen 3 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider using our organic Restore the Middle Way formula

Urination Difficulties

Retention of urine with difficulty eliminating, apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick acupressure point Stomach 37 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and apply the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 3, 4 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and add our organic Yin Valley formula 

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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