Zu San Li is an acupuncture point that is one of the most popular. This point helps to control the organs that are located in the lower half of the body, as well as the spinal cord.
This point helps control the functions of the genital organs, the kidneys, adrenal glands, digestive tract, and the gastrointestinal tract. This point is located on the outer calf, about 4 fingers width wise under the knee bone.
By massaging Zu San Li, you can boost the immune system, and help regulate blood pressure. This will also help to control the insulin and glucose levels in the body.
Other health concerns it can help to regulate include pain in the abdominal area, chest pains, diarrhea, fever, hypertension, allergies, asthma, borborygmus, dizziness, constipation, knee disorders, leg pains, ulcer gastric, vomiting, coughs, fevers, reproductive system disorders, pancreitis, and mastitis.
Stimulating the Zu San Li point, also referred to as the ST36, may have effects on the limbic and paralimbic systems. This can help the body with stress.
You can massage the ST36 point in the morning, 9 times, in a circular motion moving clockwise on each leg. Repeat for 10 minutes total. Take deep breaths as you massage the point and remember to relax while doing so. And keep in mind that Chinese soldiers stopped every three miles to massage this point to give them renewed energy.