Zusanli -ST36 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Zu: lower limbs San: three Li: taken as cun in ancient times
Zusanli is on the leg, 3 cun below the knee.


3 cun below Dubi, one finger width lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia.


Perpendicularly 1-1.5cun.


  • Zusanli is main point for the gastro-intestinal diseases, such as stomach pain, vomiting, abdominal pain annd distension, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, intestinal abscess.
  • Palpitation, shortness of breath.
  • Consumptive disease. Main point for strengthening the body’s resistance and restoring vital energy.
  • Main point for paralysis of the lower extremities.
  • Psychosis and epilepsy.


He-Sea Point. Main point for strengening the body and initating hygiene.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

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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