Point Localization: Between the body and the base of the proximal phalanx of the hallux, where the skin changes color.
TCM Actions: Regulates the Spleen. Resolve dampness. Clears Heat. Calms the Mind (Shen).
Indications: Abdominal distension. Epigastric pain. Vomiting. Diarrhea. Constipation. Sudden swelling of the limbs. Heaviness. Tightness in the chest. Agitation. Insomnia.
Target area: None.
Point Name and Meaning: Dadu – Big Capital
Acupuncture Meridian: Spleen
Categories: Ying (spring). Fire. Tonification.
Unitary Channel: Tai Yin (Greater Yin) [LU+SP]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.