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Stomach 44 (ST 44)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Neiting, Inner Courtyard

Location
Proximal to the web margin between the second and third toes, in the depression distal and lateral to the second metatarsodigital joint.

Indications
Toothache, pain in the face, deviation of the mouth, sore throat, epistaxis, gastric pain, acid regurgitation, abdominal distension, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot, febrile diseases.

Traditional Action
Clears heat, eliminates fullness, regulates Qi, stops pain, promotes digestion, eliminates wind from face.

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.