ST-37 (Shang Ju Xu)

ST35-ST39

Chinese Name:

Shangjuxu 上巨虚

English translation:

Great Upper Hollow

Location:

On the anterior aspect of the lower leg, 6 cun below ST 35, one finger-breadth (middle finger) from the anterior crest of the tibia.

Classification:

Lower He-Sea point of the Large Intestine Meridian Point of the Sea of Blood

Indications:

Appendicitis, dysentry, constipation, Stomach/Spleen Xu (poor digestion), foot swelling, hemiplegia, knee swelling, paralysis and pain of lower extremities.

Functions:

Regulates the intestines and the Stomach and Spleen, resolves Damp-Heat (alleviates dysentery and diarrhea), relieves pain.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.