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LR3:太沖 [tài chōng] Great surge

•Source [出處 chū chù]:

Spiritual pivot 【靈樞 líng shū】【本輸 běn shū】

•Channel and collateral【經絡 jīng luò】:

Leg jue yin

Classification【類別 lèi bié】:

shu-stream, earth point [俞土穴 shū tǔ xué]

yuan-source point [原穴 yuán xué]

Ma-Dan-Yang heavenly star point. [馬丹陽天星穴 mǎ dān yáng tiān xīng xué]

Name【名稱 mīng chéng】:

太 [tài] : great, supreme

沖 [chōng] : surge, rush, flush, thoroughfare, hub (衝)

The character [太 tài] and [大 dà] are very similar, both in form and meaning. Here it is a reference to the large toe. 沖 [chōng] refers to the surging of the pulse located at this point. as well, it said that LV3 is the place where the penetrating vessel [沖脈 chōng mài] and the kidney channel show great ( 大 dà) exuberance and that’s why the point is called tài chōng

Location【部位 bù wèi】:

On the dorsum of the foot, between the first and second metatarsal bones, in the depression distal to the junction of the bases of the two bones, over the dorsalis pedis artery.

Note: LR3 can be felt in the depression when moving proximally from LR2 in the gap between the first and second metatarsal bones towards the base of two metatarsal bones.

Sources in Taiwan located this point just below the metatarsal bone, in the same location as Tung’s point 66.04 [火主 huó zhǔ]

Needling【針法 zhēn fǎ】:

Needle 0.5-1 cun perpendicular. 3-5 Moxa cons and 5-10 minutes of moxa stick

Action【功效 gōng xiào】:

Calm liver and extinguish wind 平肝熄風 [píng gān xí fēng]

Clear heat and Disinhibiting gall bladder 清熱利膽

bright the eyes 明目 míng mù

•Indication【主治 zhǔ zhì】:

Classical: Headache, dizziness, dizziness, itchy eyes, red eyes, tears in the wind, crooked lips, sore throat, dry throat, air infarction, hypochondriac pain, abdominal pain, colic pain, genital pain, vaginal constriction, constriction, enuresis, Gonorrhea, convulsions, thunder in the abdomen, vomiting, vomiting, diarrhea, hypogastric fullness, fullness of the abdomen, difficulty having stool, jaundice, low back pain, cold and damp beriberi, knee swelling and pain, difficulty walking, postpartum sweating Excessive discharge, leakage, impassable moon water, breast carbuncle.
Modern: hepatitis, hypertension, neurasthenia, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, delayed labor, irregular menstruation, mastitis, breast hyperplasia, intercostal neuralgia, myopia, vision loss, glaucoma, conjunctivitis, thrombocytopenia, facial spasm, fingers Tremor, tremor paralysis, hysteria

•Point pair 【配穴 pèi xué] :

PC6-LV3: unblocking the jue-yin channels and rectify LV qi


This point consider to be a penetrating vessel [沖脈 chōng mài] point