ST 37 Acupuncture Point(Shangjuxu) or Stomach 37

ST 37 Acupuncture Point(Shangjuxu) belongs to the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming, which can relieve and treat abdominal pain, fullness ofabdominal , bowel, diarrhea, dysentery, appendicitis, gastroenteritis, etc,puncture 1 to 2 cun.

ST 37 Acupuncture Point location

6 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.

shangjuxu point

What is the meaning of Shangjuxu

Shangjuxu:”Shang”,the upper,”Ju”,great,large,”Xu”,Hollow,emptiness. The name of “Shangjuxu” means that the Qi of this acupoint is located in the lower part of the heaven, and the upper part of the heaven is hardly emptiness. The substance of this acupoint is the Qi from ST 36(Zusanli),which is heavy due to its wetness. After reaching this acupoint, it is at a lower part of the heaven, and the upper of the heaven is relatively empty,hence the name.

ST 37 Point shangjuxu

ST 37 Acupuncture Point Usage

Diarrhea, appendicitis, gastroenteritis, pain and fullness of abdominal, dysentery, bacillary dysentery, constipation,soreness of knee and tibia , knee swelling and pain, paralysis of lower limbs, athlete’s foot, etc.

Clinical:Bacterial dysentery, acute enteritis, appendicitis, etc.

ST 37 acupoint shangjuxu

ST 37 Acupuncture Point Therapy

  • For people with chronic diarrhea and Loose stools, first moxibustion on Xiajuxu, and then moxibustion on Shangjuxu each other 3 to 5 unit, which can relieve symptoms if do a few days.
  • Rub ST 37(Shangjuxu) with the thumb for 5 to 10 times,then press it 10 times from ST 37(Shangjuxu) to ST 39(Xiajuxu) , and then press ST 39(Xiajuxu) for 5 to 10 times, repeat it 3 to 5 times, which can regulate the intestines and stomach and relieve constipation.
  • Press and rub ST 37 with the pad of your thumb for 1 to 3 minutes each time. It can invigorate the spleen and stomach,relieve gastrointestinal indigestion, bowel ringing, diarrhea, and constipation, also can promote blood circulation and maintain lower limbs if long-term massage it.
shangjuxu Stomach 37

ST 37 Acupoint Compatibility

Combined with Yanglingquan and Zusanli point to treat knee pain.

Combined with Tianshu and Quchi to treat bacillary dysentery;

Combined with Zhizhigou and Dachangshu  to treat constipation.

Combined with Xialian, Youmen, Taibai to treat Diarrhea.

Combined with Xialian, Qiuxu, Xiaxi, Shenshu to treat Fullness of chest and abdomen.

ST 37 point shangjuxu