st36.jpgST36 Zu San Li Stomach 36
Leg Three Li.
He Sea Point on the Stomach Channel. Special Command Point for the Abdomen. Earth Point on the Earth Meridian.


3 cun below ST-35, one finger breadth from the anterior crest of the tibia, in tibialis anterior.

Point Summary

Harmonizes The Stomach
Regulates the Spleen
Supports the Correct Qi
Regulates Qi
Cools Fire
Activates the Channel
Revives the Yang
Revives Consciousness
Drains Damp
Calms the Spirit
Nourishes Blood
Nourishes Yin
Strengthens Original Qi
Alleviates Pain

builds qi and blood; builds wei qi; digestive problems; regulates the intestines; with BL-20 to build SP qi; BL-23 to build KD qi



0.5 - 1.2 cun


Puncture Perpendicularly



General Indications


main point benefits the ST and SP; main point tonifies Qi and blood; regulates ying and wei; regulates the intestines; regulates the repro system; one of few points that builds qi and blood; major point for building wei qi; major point for digestion;


gastritis; ulcers; enteritis; all digestive problems; shock; mania; hypertension (defic type); allergies; hay fever; asthma; cough (defic type); neurasthenia (nervous exhaustion); nausea; vomiting; abscess breasts (channel problem); insufficient lactation

Special Notes

with BL-43 for serious fatigue used with SP-6 and CV-6 for building of qi and blood and strengthening the digestion; for digestion can also add CV-12 as well as BL-20; can use ST-31 to help with hemiplegia; frequent moxa here increases longevity;

Diagnostic Indications:

Abdominal Distention Abdominal Pain Allergies Asthma Borborygmus Chest Pain Constipation Cough Diarrhea Digestive Disturbances Dizziness Dysuria Edema Edema Lower Body Fever Gastrointestinal Disorders Hemiplegia Hiccough Hypertension Indigestion Intestinal Disorders Jaundice Knee Disorders Leg Pain Mastitis Mental Disorders Nausea Neurasthenia Pancreatitis Paralysis Due To Wind Stoke Reproductive System Disorders Seizures Shock Stomach Pain Tibial Bone Pain Ulcer Gastric Vomiting Weakness General