Names Of Neiting

ST 44 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is ST 44 ?

ST 44 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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What Is ST 44 Used For?

ST 44 Clinical Usages

  • 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.

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How Is ST 44 Categorized?

ST 44 Acupuncture Point Associations

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use ST 44 ?

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 ST 44 ?

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 ST 44 ?

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 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 Eight Winds

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

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