SP 2 Acupuncture Point(Dadu) belongs to the Spleen Meridian of Foot-Taiyin,which is commonly used for spleen and stomach diseases, such as: abdominal distension,stomach pain,vomiting, diarrhea, constipation; fever without sweat,puncture 0.3 to 0.5 cun straight.
SP 2 Acupuncture Point 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.
What is the meaning of Dadu
Dadu:”Da”,refers to the area of Qi is large.”Du”, city,refers to gather center. The name of “Dadu” means that the Qi of the Spleen Meridian gather here. The substance of this point is the Qi from SP 1(Yinbai) point,After reaching this point, it is gathered like a city, hence the name.
SP 2 Acupuncture Point Usage
- spleen and stomach diseases, such as: abdominal distension,stomach pain,vomiting, diarrhea, constipation;
- fever without sweat
Fatigue, stomach cramps, rectus abdominis cramps, abdominal distension, acute and chronic enteritis, stroke, convulsions, swollen limbs, etc.
SP 2 Acupuncture Point Therapy
For abdominal distension and stomach pain
Use your thumb and fingertips to pinch and knead SP 2(Dadu) point hard for about 200 times, or press and knead for 3 to 5 minutes to treat abdominal distension and stomach pain.
SP 2 is an important point for calcium supplementation for the elderly, and it can also treat muscle atrophy, osteoporosis, and low back and leg pain.
Some elderly have cramps every night,what most likely spleen meridian is blocked and calcium cannot be absorbed.
So, massage SP 2(Dadu) and Shangqiu point for three minutes each day. In general, It will disappear leg cramps after three days.
Moxa moxibustion on SP 2(Dadu) point for 5 to 10 minutes,or 3 to 5 unit.
SP 2 point Compatibility
Combined with Zusanli, Tianshu, Zhongwan, Pishu, Shangjuxu point to treat diarrhea due to spleen deficiency.
Combined with Zhongwan, Gongsun, Fenglong, Zhangmen point to treat vomiting.
Combined with Danzhong, Juque, Xinshu, and Fenglong point to treat heartache.
Combined with Taibai point to treat stomach and heartache.
Combined with Shangqiu and Yinlingquan to treat diarrhea.
Combined with Jingqu point to treat fever without sweating.
Combined with Kunlun, Qimen, Yinlingquan, Zhongwan point to treat fulminant diarrhea.
Combined with Yanggu and Yuji point to treat abdominal distension;