SP-2 (Da Du)

SP1-SP5

Chinese Name:

Dadu 大都

English translation:

Great Metropolis

Location:

On the medial aspect of the foot, in the depression anterior and inferior to the proximal metatarsodigital joint of the big toe, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Classification:

Ying-Spring point of the Spleen Meridian.

Indications:

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

Functions:

Clears Heat, regulates and tonifies the Spleen, resolves Damp-Heat (i.e. gout).

Notes:

Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.


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