ST-45 (Li Dui)

ST41-ST45

Chinese Name:

Lidui 厉兑

English translation:

Sick Mouth

Location:

On the foot, on the lateral side of the end of the second toe, .1 cun from the corner of the nail.

Classification:

Jing-Well point of the Stomach Meridian

Indications:

Facial swelling, deviation of mouth (facial paralysis), toothache, abdominal distension.
Psychosis, much dreaming.
Epistaxis, sore throat/tonsillitis, cold leg and foot, fever, indigestion, hepatitis, loss of consciousness, epilepsy, insomnia, edema, gingivitis.

Functions:

Clears Heat from the Stomach meridian, calms the shen, revives consciousness.

Notes:

Jing-Well points are where the qi bubbles up. Jing-Well points are indicated to revive consciousness. Jing-Well points are known to treat fullness below the Heart and clear Heat.

Needling:

Subcutaneous insertion .1 cun.