Names Of Dadu

SP 2 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is SP 2 ?

SP 2 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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What Is SP 2 Used For?

SP 2 Clinical Usages

  • 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.

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SP 2 Acupuncture Point Associations

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use SP 2 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use SP 2 ?

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".

What Points Are Near SP 2 ?

(EX) Bafeng Eight Winds

  • Foot issues - pain, swelling, numbness.
  • Mentioned in the Ling Shu for malaria

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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