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Stomach 45 (ST 45)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Lidui, Sick (Severe) Mouth

Location
On the lateral side of the second toe, 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.

Indications
Facial swelling, deviation of the mouth, epistaxis, toothache, sore throat and hoarse voice, abdominal distension, coldness in the leg and foot, febrile diseases, dream-disturbed sleep, mania.

Traditional Action
Calms the mind, brightens the eye, clears the Heart, relieves retention of food.

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.