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.


Jing-Well point of the Stomach channel.


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.


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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