Point Localization: On the dorsum of the foot in a depression distal to the junctions of the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones.

TCM Actions: Controls Liver Yang. Extinguishes Inner Wind. Smooths the flow of Liver Qi. Resolves Dampness. Invigorates Xue. Regulates menstruation. Calms the Mind (Shen). Resolves spasms.

Indications: Headache. Dizziness. Blurred vision. Numbness of the head. Opisthotonos. Epilepsy. Facial paralysis. Irritability. Anger. Insomnia. Concern. Thoracic and abdominal distention. Nausea. Constipation. Borborygmos. Swelling, redness and genital pain. Urinary difficulty. Jaundice. Irregular and painful menstruation. Prolapse of Uterus. Cramp. Stiffness in the back.

Target area: Head. Uterus.

Point Name and Meaning: Taichong – Bigger Rushing

Acupuncture Meridian: Liver

Categories: Shu (stream). Yuan (source). Earth.

Unitary Channel: Jue Yin (Terminal Yin) [LV + PC]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.