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ST45 (Stomach 45) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Lidui
English Name: Strict Mouth

Location: On the lateral side of the 2nd toe, about 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.

Nature:

Jing-Well point of the Stomach channel.

Functions:

Opens the orifices and clears the Shen (for resusciation and psychosis), clears Heat from Yangming, harmonizes the Stomach.

Primary Indications:

Facial swelling, deviation of mouth (facial paralysis), toothache, abdominal distension.

Secondary Indications:

Psychosis, much dreaming.

Tertiary Indications:

Epistaxis, sore throat/tonsillitis, cold leg and foot, fever, indigestion, hepatitis, loss of consciousness, epilepsy, insomnia, edema, gingivitis.

Other Indications:

Horeolum (stye), blocked nose, nose disoders, cracked lips, eats a lot, always hungry but stays thin, sleeps a lot, hydrarthrosis of knee, pain in thigh/calf and foot, lower limb inflammations.

References:

This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Stomach channel:

(ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, ST9, ST10, ST11, ST12, ST13, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18, ST19, ST20, ST21, ST22, ST23, ST24, ST25, ST26, ST27, ST28, ST29, ST30, ST31, ST32, ST33, ST34, ST35, ST36, ST37, ST38, ST39, ST40, ST41, ST42, ST43, ST44, ST45)

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