Point Localization: 3 cun below the lower border of the patella, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.

TCM Actions: Benefits the Stomach and Spleen. Tonifies Qi and Blood (Xue). Tonifies Original Qi. Brightens the eyes. Regulates Nutritive and Defensive Qi (Wei Qi). Regulates intestines. Increase Yang. Expels Wind and dampness. Expels Cold. Resolve Edema. Retrieves Yang. Restores consciousness.

Indications: Epigastric pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Hiccup. Belching. Poor appetite. Difficult to digest. Qi, Blood (Xue) and Yin deficiency. Breathlessness. Fatigue. Dizziness. Dizziness postpartum. Blurred vision. Palpitation. Eye diseases. Aversion to cold. Fever. Heaviness in the head. Manic-depressive disorder. Delirium. Inappropriate laughter. Borborygmos. Abdominal distension and pain. Flatulence. Diarrhea. Food in the feces. Knee pain and leg. Oedema, swelling in the abdominal region with urinary retention. Bi Syndrome on knee and wrist. Diabetes.

Target area: Knees. Fist. Legs.

Point Name and Meaning: Zusanli – Three Miles of the Foot

Acupuncture Meridian: Stomach

Categories: He (sea). Earth. He (sea) of Food.

Unitary Channel: Yang Ming (Bright Yang) [LI + ST]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.