ZUSANLI ST-36

(‘lateral eye of the knee’) and 1 fingerbreadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia, on the tibialis anterior muscle.
How to find
First, locate ➞ST-35 (‘lateral eye of the knee’, at the level of the knee joint space). From ➞ST-35, palpate 3 cun (1 handbreadth) down and 1 fingerbreadth towards lateral by placing the middle finger adjacent to the tibial crest. There, ST-36 is located in a depression, which can be palpated ‘dynamically’ (choose the point according to pressure sensitivity). Or: Palpate the lower border of the tibial tuberosity and ‘dynamically’ locate ST-36 1 fingerbreadth lateral to it.

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Actions/Indications
● Regulates the Stomach, strengthens the Spleen, transforms Dampness
● Tonifies Qi and Yang, nourishes the Blood and Yin
● Calms the shen
● Opens the channel

 

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