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TYPE:Shu-stream, Earth, Yuan-source, Heavenly Star
LOCATION:On the dorsum of foot, in depression distal to junction of 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.5 cun
TCM ACTION:Spreads Liver Qi, subdues Liver Yang and extinguishes Wind, nourishes Liver Blood and Liver Yin, transforms Damp-Heat and Fire, clears the head and eyes, invigorates the Blood and regulates the Qi, cools the Blood and redirects rebellious Qi, regulates menstruation, regulates the Lower Jiao
INDICATIONS:Headache, dizziness, numbness of the head, contraction of the sinews of the hands and feet, epilepsy, childhood fright wind, deviation of the mouth, tetany, distension and pain of the lateral costal region, inability to catch the breath all day long, sighing, swelling of the axilla, pain of the Liver and Heart, breast pain, epigastric or abdominal pain, periumbilical pain, pain and fullness of the hypogastrium, Shan disorder, pain of the genitals, insomnia, easily fearful, blurred vision, redness, swelling and pain of the eyes, cracked lips, swelling of the lips, distention of the throat, pain of the throat, dry throat with desire to drink, internal heat with thirst, low grade fever, death-like green complexion, amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, incessant uterine bleeding, uterine prolapse, ceaseless and profuse sweating after childbirth, insufficient lactation, enuresis, difficult urination, retention of urine, painful urinary dysfunction, deficiency edema, jaundice (Yang type), vomiting, nausea, constipation, difficult defecation, borborygmus, diarrhea containing undigested food, bloody diarrhea and dysenteric disorder, blood in the stools, emaciation, lumbar pain, pain of the inner and outer knee, pain of the lower leg, flaccidity and weakness of the legs, inability to walk, cold sensation in the knees and feet, cold feet, pain of the inner malleolus, swelling of the elbow, contraction of the five fingers, all biliary diseases, constraint in any part of the body, any psycho-emotional disorder with Liver component, frigidity, dysuria, hiccups, restless fetus, eye red and painful, trigeminal neuralgia, temporal or vertical headache
WESTERN USES:Hypertension, edema, jaunidice, vomiting, nausea, constipation, dysentery, hepatitis, cholelythiasis, hyperthyroidism, hernia, menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), breast abscess, glaucoma,vertigo, temporomandibular joint pain, mastitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
POINT COMBINATIONS:LV 3 + SP 6 for regulates liver Qi, reduces liver yang, HT 7 + PC 6 + Yintang + LV 3 + SP 6 for anxiety and depression, LI 4 + GB 20 + Taiyang + LV 3 for headache, LV 3 + GB 37 to regulate liver and gall bladder functioning and benefit the eyes, and for Yuan Luo technique