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Bafeng

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Eight Winds

Location
On the dorsum of the foot, in the depressions on the webs between each of the toes, four on each foot.

Indications
Beriberi, toe pain, redness and swelling of the dorsum of the foot, headache, toothache, stomach ache, irregular menstruation, malaria, snake bite, peripheral neuritis.

Note: Three of these points are listed separately under the names LI 2, St 44 and GB 43

Traditional Action
Relax the sinews, expels wind-damp, invigorates blood.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.



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