ZuSanLi (ST 36)
ZuSanLi (ST 36, the 36th acupoint of the Foot Yangming Stomach Meridian) is one of the most commonly used acupoints and the most widely used acupoint.
Also known as "the Point of longevity", it is very effective in strengthening and protecting the Spleen and Stomach. Since ancient times, there has been a secret of health preservation that "using MOXA at ST 36 to achieve longevity", which means that with regular acupuncture and/or MOXA at ST 36 points can strengthen physical fitness, prevent disease, be health and longevity.
On the front and outside of the leg, four fingers width below the kneecap, in the depression between the shinbone and the leg muscle.
Sit and bend your knees at 90 degrees, press on your kneecap with your palm, fingers point downwards, and outside of the top of your middle finger pointing is the point.
Function and Indication:
It can mprove immunity, strengthen the Spleen and Stomach, nourish Qi, unblock the stagnation in meridians and promote Blood, expel Wind and Dampness, strengthen the healthy-Qi and eliminate evil-Qi.
It can help digestive diseases such as stomach ache, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, and has an effect on high blood pressure, anemia, weakness and paralysis of the lower limbs, and knee problem.
It is generally believed that regular treating (acupuncture, MOXA, massage) at ST 36 can prolong life.
Massage to help insomnia: Rubbing or kneading at ST 36, until soreness, numbness and fullness sensation gained, can effectively alleviate the symptoms of insomnia.
Weight loss and weight gain: ST 36 can effectively regulate the peristalsis of the gastrointestinal tract, and this adjustment is bidirectional, which can not only promote the peristalsis of the gastrointestinal tract, but also delay the peristalsis of the gastrointestinal tract. So you can use this point to strengthen your body, to put on weight, and you also can use it to lose weight.
Apply pressure on the pad of the thumb or middle finger. Press and rub it with gentle force. It is better to feel little soreness, numbness, heaviness, and tightness. Massage once or twice a day for 3 minutes.
Ignite the moxa, the ignited moxa sticks are appropriately close to the skin of the ST 36, and it is advisable to feel slightly warm but not too hot, no need to overheat. For health maintenance, moxibustion can be used once a day for 20 minutes each time.