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上巨虚

Shangjuxu
Shangjuxu #

Shangjuju(ST37,上巨虚) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Yangming Stomach Meridian of Foot. It is the Lower He-sea point of the Large Lntestine.

Location

Lower leg, 6 cun below Dubi ( ST35), (the depression in the lateral patella ligament) 3 cun below Zusanli(ST36); one finger-breadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.

Indication

①Borborygmus, abdominal pain, acute or chronic diarrhea, constipation, acute appendicitis, and other diseases of the stomach and intestines;
②pain or paralysis of the lower extremities.

Method

Perpendicular insertion 1~2 cun.