Point Localization: 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the 2nd toe.

TCM Actions: Clears Heat from the Stomach and channel. Soothes and opens the orifices of the Mind (Shen). Restores consciousness. Resolves food retention.

Indications: Excessive hunger. Fever. Swelling and heat sensation in the face. Bleeding, nosebleed. Chapped lips. Toothache. Yellow nasal discharge. Excessive dreaming. Fear. Insomnia. Dizziness. Manic-depressive disorder. Desire to rip off the clothes and run. Loss of consciousness.

Target area: Lips. Stomach.

Point Name and Meaning: Lidui – Sick Mouth

Acupuncture Meridian: Stomach

Categories: Jing (well). Metal. Sedation.

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

 

ST45-Lidui-acupuncture-point.png

 

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