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English: Great Metropolis
Also Known As: Big Metropolis
Great Capital
Big City
  • On the medial aspect of the big toe, slightly anterior to the metatarsophalangeal joint at the border of the light and dark skin.
  • On the medial side of the great toe, distal and inferior to the first metatarsal-digital joint, in the depression of the junction of the red and white skin.
  • Straight insertion, 0.5 to1 cun.
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.1 to 0.3 cun.
  • Moxibustion id applicable
  • Oblique inferior insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
  • Ying-Spring point
  • Fire point
  • Tonification point
  • Mother point
  • Strengthens the Spleen
  • Promotes digestion
  • Clears Heat
  • Regulates the Spleen
  • Resolves Dampness
  • Resolves Damp-Heat
  • Harmonizes the Middle Jiao
  • Fever
  • Abdominal distention
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach ache
  • Edema of the limbs
  • Apoplectic coma
  • Sudden swelling of the four limbs
  • Heaviness of the body with pain of the bones
  • Oppression of the chest
  • Agitation when hungry and dizziness when full
  • Sudden turmoil disorder
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
  • Heart pain
  • Febrile disease that does not disperse
  • Injury by Cold leading to hands and feet counterflow Cold
  • Visual dizziness
  • Gastric pain
  • Constipation
  • Febrile diseases with anhidrosis
  • Restlessness with insomnia
  • Sensation of heaviness of the body with swelling of the extremities
  • Sensation of fullness and tightness in the chest
  • Vomiting
  • Epigastric pain
  • Poor digestion
  • Belching
  • Borborygmus
  • Lumbar pain with inability to turn
  • Disorders of the big toe
  • Heat sensation in the soles of the feet
  • Joint pain
  • Nervousness
  • Vertigo
  • Pain and swelling of the ankle




Disorders of the big toe


Febrile disease with anhidrosis




Pain of the Heart and epigastrium

Stagnation of Qi

Lumbar pain with inability to stand


  • According to some sources, moxibustion is forbidden during pregnancy.
  • This point is primarily use to clear Heat, especially at the beginning stage of a febrile disease.
  • This point is good for intellectual energy, and has shown to strengthen mathematical abilities in children by stimulating the brain.
  • It relates to the thymus.
  • This point is not used much in China.
  • French research says this point gets rid of mucus in the Spleen and is good for hemophilia.