The acupuncture point "ST 44" , 内庭, is represented by "Neiting" in pinyin and "Inner Court" in english and may be found:
Proximal to the web margin between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones, in a depression distal and lateral to the 2nd metatarsodigital joint.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
St 44 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
Explore st 44 functional grouping theory - Five Shu, or read all point categories and related theory.
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST44, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat, Stomach Fire and/or Stomach Rebellious Qi
ST 44 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux Disease (GERD), Bells Palsy, Constipation, Diarrhea, Eye Problems, Facial Pain, Fever, Sore Throat, Stroke (CVA) and/or Toothache
While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Bafeng (Foot issues - pain, swelling, numbness. Mentioned…), GB 43 (Ying Spring Point - clears heat from the entire c…) and LV 2 ( Generally, clears LV Fire - extreme irritabil…) are nearby.
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