Point Localization: Proximal to the web margin between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones, in a depression distal and lateral to the 2nd metatarsodigital joint.

TCM Actions: Clears Heat. Regulates the intestines. Resolves Damp Heat. Calms the Mind (Shen). Expels wind from the face.

Indications: Fever. Sensation of heat. Thirst. Abdominal distension and pain. Borborygmos. Diarrhea. Blood in feces. Constipation. Aversion to people talking. Desire for silence. Eye pain, tooth face. Facial paralysis. Bleeding from the gums. Pain in the Stomach channel. Jaw pain. Analgesia.

Target area: Face. Teeth. Eyes.

Point Name and Meaning: Neiting – Inner Courtyard

Acupuncture Meridian: Stomach

Categories: Ying (spring). Water.

Unitary Channel: Yang Ming (Bright Yang) [LI + ST]

 

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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.