The acupuncture point "ST 45" , 厲兌, is represented by "Lidui" in pinyin and "Severe Mouth" in english and may be found:
.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the 2nd toe.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
St 45 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
Explore st 45 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. ST45, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Heart Yin Deficiency, Liver Wind and/or Phlegm Misting the Heart
ST 45 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Bells Palsy, Fainting (Loss of Consciousness), Headache, Insomnia, Knee Pain, Manic Depression, Sore Throat, Stroke (CVA), Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) and/or Toothache
While not necessarily valid clinically, GB 44 (Insomnia especially with nightmares - LV/GB heat …), LV 1 (Jing Well Point - loss of consciousness, moves Qi…) and SP 1 (Any Bleeding Issues, esp. from SP Deficiency - re…) are nearby.
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