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TRANSLATION:Sinking Valley
TYPE:Shu-stream, Wood
LOCATION:On the dorsum of the foot, between the second and third metatarsal bones, in a depression 1 cun proximal to ST 44
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun
TCM ACTION:Regulates the Spleen and dispels edema, regulates and harmonizes the Stomach and intestines
INDICATIONS:generalized edema, facial edema, pain and swelling of the eyes, epigastric and abdominal pain, abdominal distention and fullness, borborygmus, belching, fever with absence of sweating, cold shivering with malarial disorders, swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot, difficulty in flexing and extending the toes, sinusitis, general pain and aches, belching, seizures, tonsillitis, conjuctivitis, incessant cough
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CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:
POINT COMBINATIONS:LI 4 + LI 20 + ST 43 + ST 44 for sinusitis
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