SP 2 - Acupuncture Point - Dadu

  • English Name:  Great Metropolis
  • Pinyin Name:  Dadu
  • Chinese Character:  大都
  • 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.
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  • 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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The (SP) Spleen Meridian has 21 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions


(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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