St36 is an amazing point. If you follow this blog you can see how often it is used and for many different purposes anything from helping with anxiety disorders to slowing or stopping cancer from metastasizing as it related to osteosarcoma and maybe others. So here is yet another benefit of ST36, increased circulation.

So a great point to use if recovering from surgery or just to increase blood flow to the extremities for older pets or pets who may have an injury. Also a great point for after agility or any sport your dog participates in.  Along with these benefits St36 is a great point to use for many different issues

Traditional indications for using ST36 include: gastrointestinal pain, emesis, abdominal distention, diarrhea or constipation, mastitis, abscessed breast, enteritis, gastritis, edema, asthma, anemia, lassitude, exhaustion, indigestion, hemiplegia, mania, and neurasthenia.

Acupuncture significantly enhances peripheral blood flow. Photoplethysmography results published in Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits demonstrates that acupuncture induces “significant elevation of peripheral blood flow.” The research team making this discovery notes that a prior investigation using single-channel photoplethysmography demonstrates that acupuncture enhances “local microvascular blood flow in tissue surrounding Zusanli after acupuncture at that site.” The new research takes the investigation another step further. Using multi-channel photoplethysmography, the researchers demonstrate that needling acupuncture point ST36 (Zusanli) induces “significant elevations in whole body peripheral blood flow and parasympathetic activities after acupuncture at Zusanli.”

See point below.

ST 36 find the front of the knee and slide your finger down into the little groove on the
lateral side of each knee

Post Credit: Nedra Abramson / Acupressure for All Creatures