Theory

ST 36 - Acupuncture Point - Zusanli


ST 36 Names

  • English Name: Leg Three Li
  • Pinyin Name: Zusanli
  • Chinese Character: 足三里

Location

  • 3 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

ST 36 Image

© 2015 Yin Yang House - No Unauthorized Duplication


ST 36 Clinical Uses

  • Tonify deficient Qi a/or Blood.
  • Tonify Wei Qi and Qi overall - low immunity, chronic illness, poor digestion, general weakness, particularly with moxibustion, very important acupuncture point for building and maintaining overall health.
  • All issues involving the Stomach a/or the Spleen - abdominal/epigastric pain, borborygmus, bloating, nausea, vomiting, GERD, hiccups, diarrhea, constipation, etc.
  • Clear disorders along the course of the channel - breast problems, lower leg pain.
  • Earth as the mother of Metal - will support Lung function in cases of asthma, wheezing, dyspnea.
  • Psychological/Emotional disorders - PMS, depression, nervousness, insomnia.


ST 36 Point Associations


ST 36 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



ST 36 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

GB 34

  • GB 34  Yang Mound Spring
    • Hui Meeting of the Sinews - useful for treating soft tissue anywhere in the body, contracture, cramping, pain, spasm, weakness, numbness, paralysis.
    • Sciatica and issues with the low back, hip, a/or lower limbs, knees.
    • All disorders of the lateral regions of the body.
    • Lower He Sea of the GB - effects GB organ, usually with GB Damp-Heat conditions, cholecystitis, hepatitis, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, bitter taste in mouth, gallstones.
    • Shao Yang level diseases presenting with alternating chills/fevers, costal pain, bitter taste in mouth.
    • LV attacking SP - counterflow Qi, nausea, vomiting, indigestion.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Sciatic nerve issues, leg muscle issues (cramps, fatigue), gallstones.  

SP 9

LV 7

  • LV 7  Knee Joint
    • Local point.



© 2015 - Yin Yang House - All Rights Reserved
Website Design and Management - Yin Yang House Media Services Group
Terms of Use


Socialize With Us!

Back to Top