ST 37 - Acupuncture Point - Shangjuxu

  • English Name:  Upper Great Hollow
  • Pinyin Name:  Shangjuxu
  • Chinese Character:  上巨虛
  • 6 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.
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  • Generally for excess and more acute disorders of the intestines and digestive system involving dampness and/or heat - diarrhea, dysentary, boborygmus, abdominal pain, bloating, distention, constipation.
  • Sea of Blood Point - if excess the patient may have feelings of largeness, whereas, if deficient the patient may feel small.

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The (ST) Stomach Meridian has 45 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions
SP 8
Earth's Crux
  • Xi Cleft Point - acute and painful menstrual issues due to Blood stagnation - clotting, fibroids, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation.
  • Male infertility - seminal emission, depleted essence.


LV 6
Central Metropolis
  • Acute hepatitis.
  • Pain along the channel, genital region or medial knee.  


GB 35
Yang Intersection
  • Local Point.


GB 36
Outer Hill
  • Mentioned in the Bronze Man for treating rabies w/rage, fever, convulsions - moxa 3 cones after bite.
  • Acute cholecystitis.
  • Acute painful skin conditions

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