Theory

ST 37 - Acupuncture Point - Shangjuxu


ST 37 Names

  • English Name: Upper Great Hollow
  • Pinyin Name: Shangjuxu
  • Chinese Character: 上巨虛

Location

  • 6 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?.

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ST 37 Clinical Uses

  • 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.


ST 37 Point Associations


ST 37 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 37 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

SP 8

LV 6

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

GB 35

  • GB 35  Yang Intersection
    • Local Point.

GB 36

  • 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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