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English: Upper Great Void
Also Known As: Upper Great Emptiness
Upper Void
Great Fullness of the Upper Parts
  • On the lower leg, 3 cun inferior to ST-36 Zusanli, one finger-breadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia. Locate one handbreadth below ST-36 Zusanli.
  • 6 cun below St-35 Dubi and one finger breadth (middle finger) lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.
  • Perpendicular or oblique insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5 to 1.2 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Lower He-Sea Point of the Large Intestine
  • Point of the Sea of Blood
  • He-Sea Point of the Middle Jiao
  • Regulates the Intestines
  • Transforms Stagnation
  • Clears and cools Damp-Heat
  • Alleviates diarrhea and dysenteric disorder
  • Regulates the Spleen and Stomach
  • Activates the channel
  • Alleviates pain
  • Eliminates Dampness and Stagnation
  • Eliminates accumulations and Stagnation
  • Dispels retention of food
  • Calms asthma
  • Borborygmus
  • Borborygmus with diarrhea
  • Diarrhea
  • Diarrhea with undigested food
  • Diarrhea due attack of Cold in the winter
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Dysenteric disorder
  • Heat in the Large Intestines
  • Large Intestine Qi Deficiency
  • Intestinal abscess
  • Cutting or sharp pain of the Intestines
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal distention
  • Periumbilical pain with inability to stand for long
  • Dark urine
  • Coldness and pain of the bone marrow
  • Weakness of the leg
  • Swelling of the knee due to Wind or edema
  • Pain and lassitude in the feet
  • Sensation of Cold in the back
  • Suffocation
  • Excess sweating
  • Appendicitis
  • Windstroke paralysis
  • Indigestion
  • Numbness of the renal region
  • Pain and no flexion in the foot
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Arthritis of the knees
  • Beriberi
  • Breathlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Lower extremity stiffness and pain
  • Stomach Heat
  • Deficiency and weakness of the Spleen and Stomach
  • Insufficiency of Zang Qi
  • Consumption
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dyspnea with difficulty walking
  • Running piglet Qi
  • Fullness of the chest and lateral costal region
  • Swelling of the face
  • Mania
  • Aversion to the sound of people talking
  • Hemiplegia
  • Leg qi
  • Numbness and painful obstruction of the lower limb
  • Contraction and pain of the front of the shin
  • Paresthesia of the hands and feet
  • Impossible to stay upright
  • Colic
  • Muscular atrophy due to Dampness
  • Anorexia
  • Acute and chronic enteritis
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Foot Qi
  • Paralysis of the lower extremities
  • Tuberculosis
  • Lack of energy in the Intestines
  • Blood Deficiency
  • Anemia
  • Cerebral anemia
  • Loose, offensive stool with mucus and Blood
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Generalized disorientation
  • Spleen and Stomach weakness




Yellow and difficult urination

Diarrhea due to indigestion

Bacillary dysentery







Tonifies Blood



  • This point treats a wide range of Intestinal disorders.
  • It is good for all chronic colon problems, especially diarrhea.
  • This point balances the body areas above the lower extremities by sedating and dispersing Yang Qi Excess downward and peripherally.
  • This point is used in preference to LI-11 Quchi, for Large Intestine problems.