Point Localization: Proximal and inferior to the head of the 1st metatarsalphalangeal joint in a depression at the junction of the red and white skin.
TCM Actions: Strengthens the Spleen. Stimulates Intellect (Yi). Resolve dampness. Regulates the Intestines. Strengthens the spinal muscles.
Indications: Deficient Spleen and Stomach. Tiredness. Poor appetite. Poor memory. Confused thinking. Lightheadedness. Difficulty concentrating. Heaviness. Frontal headache. Borborygmos. Diarrhea. Food in the feces. Constipation. Diabetes. Epigastric and abdominal pain and distension. Chronic back pain. Phlegm. Mucus in the lung. Diabetes.
Target area: Back.
Point Name and Meaning: Taibai – Greater White
Acupuncture Meridian: Spleen
Categories: Shu (stream). Yuan (source). Earth.
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.