Point Localization: 6 cun below the lower border of the patella, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia.

TCM Actions: Regulates Stomach and Intestines. Resolve retention of food. Eliminates Damp Heat. Controls the rebellion of Qi.

Indications: Problems in the Large Intestine. Borborygmos. Diarrhea. Soft, nasty fecess with mucus and blood. Abdominal pain and distension. Belly button pain. Breathlessness. Ascending Qi in the chest. Fullness in the chest.

Target area: None.

Point Name and Meaning: Shangjuxu – Upper Great Emptiness

Acupuncture Meridian: Stomach

Categories: Lower He (sea) point of the Large Intestine. He (sea) of Blood (Xue).

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.