Search

Why Did You Use That Point? Stomach 36

Chinese Medicine supports the idea of prevention of illness before it occurs by supporting and strengthening the body and the immune system.


Stomach 36 - also known as Zusanli is an effective acupuncture point for boosting your energy levels and strengthening the immune system, that's why it's quite often a go-to point for treating fatigue. Stomach 36 is located about a hand length below the knee, one-finger breadth lateral of the anterior crest of the tibia. Applying firm pressure to this point will often produce a strong sensation that travels down the leg.


To apply acupressure, get yourself into a comfortable position so you can reach the point. Apply firm pressure while breathing steadily into your abdomen then release and repeat. You can perform this routine for a few minutes each day to help boost your resilience preparing you for cold and flu season which isn't far off.


Get in touch if you would like to find out more about acupuncture and what it could do for you.

Professional Standards Authority

Acupuncturists on the BAcC's register are able to display the Accredited Voluntary Register quality mark, a sign that they belong to a register which meets the Professional Standards Authority's robust standards.

© 2014 by The London Acupuncturist | Articles