Names Of Shangjuxu

ST 37 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is ST 37 ?

ST 37 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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What Is ST 37 Used For?

ST 37 Clinical Usages

  • 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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How Is ST 37 Categorized?

ST 37 Acupuncture Point Associations

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use ST 37 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use ST 37 ?

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".

What Points Are Near ST 37 ?

SP 8 Earth's Crux


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  • 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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