ST-44 (Nei Ting)

ST41-ST45

Chinese Name:

Neiting 内庭

English translation:

Inner Courtyard

Location:

On the dorsum of the foot, proximal to the web margin between the second and third metatarsal toes, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Classification:

Ying-Spring point of the Stomach Meridian

Indications:

Deviation of mouth (facial paralysis), toothache, abdominal distension, dysentry.
Epistaxis, sore throat/tonsilitis, stomach pain, abdominal pain, diarrhea, swelling and pain of dorsum of foot, fever, intestinal hernia pain, urticaria, facial swelling, trigeminal neuralgia, cold in four limbs, borborygmus, acid regurgitation, headache.
Others: Eye pain, ringing in ears, dreads noise, lockjaw, blood in urine, constipation, pains during menses, four limbs contractured.

Functions:

Clears Heat from the Stomach meridian, resolves Damp-Heat in the intestines, relieves pain.

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 or oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.


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