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Stomach Meridian

Regional Anatomy:
Skin-subcutaneous tissue-root of nail.
There are the dorsal digital nerve of the medial dorsal pedal cutaneous nerve and the dorsal digital anteriovenous network in this area.

Supine or upright sitting position; at the meeting point of the line along the lateral side of the nail of the 2nd toe and the line along the base of it.
Clearing away stomach-fire, tranguilizing and resolving phlegm, activating the collateral and inducing resuscitation.

Facial swelling, deviation of the mouth, epistaxis, toothache, sore throat and hoarse voice, abdominal distension, coldness in the leg and foot, febrile diseases, dream-disturbed sleep, and mania.

Combined use with ShuigouGV26 (Shuigou (GV26)) and NeiguanPC6 (Neiguan (PC6) Luo-Connecting Point the Eight Confluent Point) for treatment of shock and collapse; with XiaguanST7 (Xiaguan (ST7)) for treatment of toothache; with DadunLR1 (Dadun (LR1) Jing-Well Point) for treatment of somnolence; with YinbaiSP1 (Yinbai(SP1) Jing-Well Point) for treatment of nightmare; and wit and ChongyangST42 (Chongyang (ST42) Yuan-Source Point) and JiexiST41 (Jiexi (ST41) Jing-River Point) for treatment of febrile disease with anhidrosis.

Insert the needle subcutaneously 0.1-0.3 cun deep; needling response: local sensation of soreness; moxibustion: using 1-3 moxa-cones.


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