Theory

ST 44 - Acupuncture Point - Neiting


ST 44 Names

  • English Name: Inner Court
  • Pinyin Name: Neiting
  • Chinese Character: 内庭

Location

  • Proximal to the web margin between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones, in a depression distal and lateral to the 2nd metatarsodigital joint.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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ST 44 Clinical Uses

  • Ying Spring Point - Clears heat from the channel and organ - febrile disease with absence of sweating. 
  • Useful for issues of the Face & Jaw along with LI 4 - toothache, facial pain, bell's palsy, stroke, sore throat, eye pain.
  • Damp Heat in the intestines - diarrha, dysentary, distention, abominal pain, constipation, GERD.
  • Interior heat that presents with cold signs - Feel hot but hands/feet are cold or Red tongue w/cold extremities.
  • Local point for pain and/or swelling of the dorsum of the foot.


ST 44 Point Associations


ST 44 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".



ST 44 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

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).

GB 43

  • GB 43  Pinched Ravine
    • Ying Spring Point - clears heat from the entire channel.
    • Effects opposite end of the channel - headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, eye a/or ear pain.
    • GB Damp Heat stagnations in the channel - swelling in axillary region, lateral costal pain, breast abscesses, knee pain

(EX) Bafeng

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



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