Stomach 36, Zu San Li
足三里, zú sān lǐ, "Leg Three Li"

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Pinyin Pronunciation:
Alternate Names:
NamePin YinChineseTranslated
Gui Xieguǐ xié鬼邪Ghost Evil
San Lisān lǐ三里Three Li
Xia Lingxià líng下陵Lower Mound
Xia Ling San Lixià líng sān lǐ下陵三里Lower Mound Three Li
Xia Qi Haixià qì hǎi下氣海Lower Sea of Qi
Xia San Lixià sān lǐ下三里Lower Three Li
Xia Xu San Lixià xū sān lǐ下虛三里Lower Hollow Three Li
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Reference Source
Reference Source:
Point Location:
  • CAM
3 cun below Dubi (ST 35), one finger-breadth (middle finger) from the anterior border of the tibia.
  • Deadman
Below the knee, 3 cun inferior to Dubi ST-35, one finger-breadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.
How To Find It
1. First locate Yanglingquan GB-34. Zusanli ST-36 lies one cun inferrio to Yanglingquan GB-34 and one fingerbreadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia. 2. Locate one handbreadth below Dubi ST-35.
Superficially, the lateral sural cutaneous nerve and the cutaneous branch of he saphenous nerve; deeper, the deep peroneal nerve.
The anterior tibial artery and vein.
No cautions at this time
  • CAM
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.2 inches.
  • Deadman
Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.

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