Theory

SP 2 - Acupuncture Point - Dadu


SP 2 Names

  • English Name: Great Metropolis
  • Pinyin Name: Dadu
  • Chinese Character: 大都

Location

  • On medial side of big toe, sital and inferior to the 1st metatarsaldigital joint in a depression at the juncture of the red and white skin.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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SP 2 Clinical Uses

  • Generally used to clear damp-heat - gout, painful obstructions.
  • Local point for issues with the big toe.
  • With SP 3 tonify SP organ - abdominal distention, diarrhea and/or heart pain.


SP 2 Point Associations


SP 2 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



SP 2 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

(EX) Bafeng

  • (EX) Bafeng  Eight Winds
    • Foot issues - pain, swelling, numbness.
    • Mentioned in the Ling Shu for malaria

LV 2

  • LV 2  Moving Between
    • Generally, clears LV Fire - extreme irritability, red face/eyes/tongue.
    • Clears Heat from the Lower Jiao - burning urination.
    • Useful for "true heat, false cold" - lack of Qi flow to the extremities (cold hands/feet).



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