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Spleen 02 (SP 2)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Dadu, Big Capital (Great Metropolis)

Location
On the medial side of the great toe, distal and inferior to the first metatarsodigital joint, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Indications
Abdominal distension, gastric pain, constipation, febrile diseases with anhidrosis.

Traditional Action
Strengthens the Spleen, promotes digestion, clears heat.

Contraindications


References:

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

OíConnor, 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.