ST 45 Acupuncture Point(Lidui) belonsg to the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming,which is commonly used for toothache, facial paralysis, throat swelling and pain, epistaxis, mania, fever, swelling and pain in the back of foot and other diseases, shallow puncture 0.1 to 0.2 cun.
ST 45 Acupuncture Point Location
0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the 2nd toe.
What is the meaning of Lidui
Lidui:”Li”, Severe. “Dui”, mouth, dui is the mouth in gossip. The name of “LiDui” means that the ground meridian of the stomach meridian flows back to the body meridian here. The substance of this point is the ground meridian water from ST 44(Neiting) acupoint. After reaching this point, because the ground channel of this point is connected with the body meridian, the body surface water flows back into the body through the ground channel of this point,as if the water falling into a dangerous deep well from height position, hence the name.
ST 45 Acupuncture Point usage
Toothache, facial paralysis, throat swelling and pain, epistaxis, mania, fever, swelling and pain in the back of foot and other diseases etc.
Characteristics of Qi of ST 45
The substance of Qi consists of very small meridian water and a large amount of wet and hot water-qi.
ST 45 operation law
The meridian water flows into the body from the body surface, and the wet and hot water-qi flows out of the body.
ST 45 Acupuncture Point Therapy
Press ST 45(Lidui) point vertically with the tip of your thumb and nail for 1 to 3 minutes each time,which can effectively treat throat and vomiting if long-term massage it.
Mild moxibustion on ST 45 with moxa sticks for 5 to 10 minutes,which can treat abdominal distension, abdominal pain, dreaminess, heat syndrome, etc.
ST 45 Acupuncture Point Compatibility
Combined with Neiguan and Shenmen point to treat dreaminess.
Combined with temple, Baihui, and Zusanli point to treat hepatitis;
Combined with temple to treat cerebral anemia;
Combined with Tiaokou and Sanyinjiao point to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Combined with Yinbai to calm the mind and soothe the nerves.
Combined with Yinbai, Zhongchong and Dadun points to treat stroke and coma.