Stomach Meridian

Shangjuxu ST37 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Shang: Uppere        Ju:Great             Xu:Void
A large void lies between the tibia and fibula. The point is in the upper part of the void.

Point: ST-37
Chinese Name: 上巨虛
Name: Shangjuxu
English Name/Meaning: Upper Great Void
Pinyin: shàng jù xū
Han Geul 한글: sang geo heo 상거허
Romaji: jō ko kyu
FVietnamese: Thượng cự hư


6 cun below Dubi(ST35), one finger width lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.


  • Regulates intestines and stomach.
  • Clears and cools damp and heat in intestines.
  • Eliminates accumulation and stagnation in intestines.
  • Clears channels and invigorates collaterals.


Abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentery, contipation, intestinal abscess;
Atrophy and paralysis of the legs, beriberi.


Puncture perpendicularly 1.0-1.5 cun.


  • Lower He-Sea point of the Large Intestine.
  • Famous point for appendicitis.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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