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Zusanli

Zusanli
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Zusanli(ST36,足三里) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Yangming Stomach Meridian of Foot. It is the He-Sea Point and main point for strengening the body and initating hygiene.

Meaning

Zu, lower limbs; san, three; li, taken as cun in ancient times.
The point is 3 cun below the knee.

Location

3 cun below Dubi, one finger-breadth from the anterior crest of the tibia.

Indication

  1. Main point for the gastro-intestinal diseases.
  2. Used to treat cough, asthma, etc.
  3. Used to lower or raise blood pressure.
  4. Used to treat fainting and insomnia.
  5. Main point for strengthening the body's resistance and restoring vital energy.
  6. To treat diseases of the head, face and five sense organs, often used with Hegu point.
  7. Main point for paralysis of the lower extremities.

Method

Perpendicularly 1-2cun.