LV 1

Acupuncture Point Theory

LV 1 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "LV 1" , 大敦, is represented by "Da Dun" in pinyin and "Large Pile" in english and may be found:

On the lateral side of the the big toe, .1 cun from the corner of the nail.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Jing Well Point - loss of consciousness, moves Qi in the genital area.
  • Shan Disorder - swollen genitals.
  • Lin Disorders.
  • Uterine/Menstrual bleeding from excess or deficiency.
  • Emotional manifestations of LV Qi Stagnation - inappropriate emotions, depression, lethargy.

Lv 1 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore lv 1 functional groupings theory - Entry Exit Point and/or Five Shu, or read all point categories and related theory.

While not necessarily valid clinically, SP 1 (Any Bleeding Issues, esp. from SP Deficiency - re…) and ST 45 (Release heat a/or move stagnation from the channe…) are nearby.

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