Names Of Lidui

ST 45 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Severe Mouth
  • Pinyin Name: Lidui
  • Chinese Character: 厲兌
Meridian Information

Where Is ST 45 ?

ST 45 Location

  • .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the 2nd toe.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is ST 45 Used For?

ST 45 Clinical Usages

  • Release heat a/or move stagnation from the channel and organ - headaches, toothaches, facial pain, sore throat, TMJ, bell's palsy, facial deviation from stroke.
  • Agitation a/or insomnia w/heat signs, excessive dreaming, loss of consciousness, manic depression - calms the spirit.
  • Moves cold in the lower limbs, shin, knee.

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How Is ST 45 Categorized?

ST 45 Acupuncture Point Associations

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use ST 45 ?

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 45 ?

What Points Are Near ST 45 ?

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  • Any Bleeding Issues, esp. from SP Deficiency - reckless bleeding, hemorrhage, blood in the urine/stools.
  • Emotional issues esp. with aspects of worry - worried dreams, depression.
  • Possibly useful for eating disorders originating from stress/worry.

LV 1 Large Pile

  • Jing Well Point - loss of consciousness, moves Qi in the genital area.
  • Shan Disorder - swollen genitals.
  • Lin Disorders.
  • Uterine/Menstrual bleeding from excess or deficiency.
  • Emotional manifestations of LV Qi Stagnation - inappropriate emotions, depression, lethargy.

GB 44 Foot Portal Yin

  • Insomnia especially with nightmares - LV/GB heat rising to effect the HT (fullness below the heart).
  • Issues with the sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, tongue) related to excesses a/or stagnation - pain, inflammation, speech disorders, stiff tongue

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