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Foot Acupoints (FA)
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According to the latest medical literature, there are a total of 30 foot acupoints, including 22 acupoints on the sole, 12 acupoints on dorsum of foot, 4 acupoints on medial side of foot and one acupoint on lateral side of foot.
   
Foot acupoints on the sole (Fig. 21):

Head and face acupoint
(FA-P 1) 2: Anmian acupoint
(FA-P 2) 3: Chest acupoint
(FA-P 3) 4: Face acupoint
(FA-P 4) 5: Heart acupoint
(FA-P 5) 6: Lung acupoint
(FA-P 6) 7: Aigen 3 acupoint
(FA-P 7) 8: Stomach acupoint
(FA-P 8) 9: Liver acupoint
(FA-P 9) 10: Spleen acupoint
(FA-P 10) 11: Small intestine
acupoint (FA-P 11) 12: Aigen
1 acupoint (FA-P 12) 13: Colon acupoint (FA-P 13) 14: Kidney acupoint (FA-P 14) 15: Urinary bladder (FA-P 15) 16: Uterus (seminal vesicle) acupoint (FA-P 16) 17: Aigen
2 acupoint (FA-P 17) 18: Ischium 1 acupoint (FA-P 18) 19: Toothache 1 acupoint
(FA-P 19) 20: Toothache 2 acupoint (FA-P 20) 21: Bed-wetting acupoint (FA-P 21) 22: Zhiduan acupoint (FA-P 22)
  
Head and face acupoint (FA-P 1):
  
Location: On the midline and one cun (3.3 cm) from the posterior heel border.
Indications: Common cold, headache, maxillary sinusitis, and rhinitis.
Application: The needle is vertically inserted for 1-1.6 cm.
  
Anmian acupoint (FA-P 2):
Location: On the midline, 3 cun (10 cm) from the posterior heel border and at the midpoint on the connecting line of medial and lateral malleoli.
Indications: Insomnia, psychosis, hysteria, neurasthenia, and hypotension.
Application: The needle is vertically inserted for 1-1.6 cm.

Chest acupoint (FA-P 3):
Location: This is one cun (3.3 cm) lateral to the midline of foot, 3 cun (10 cm) from the posterior heel border and 1 cun lateral to Anmian acupoint.
Indications: Chest pain and distress, and intercostal neuralgia.
Application: The needle is vertically inserted for 1.6-2.6 cm.

 
Face acupoint (FA-P 4):
Location: This is one cun (3.3 cm) medial to Anmian acupoint.
Indications: Trigeminal neuralgia, facial palsy, and facial itching.
 
Heart acupoint (FA-P 5):
Location: On the midline and 3.5 cun (11.6 cm) from the posterior border of heel.
Indications: Hypertension, heart palpitations, heart pain, sore throat, stiff tongue, tongue pain, and insomnia.
Application: The needle is vertically inserted for 1-1.6 cm.
 
Lung acupoint (FA-P 6):
Location: They are 1.5 cun (5 cm) on either side of heart acupoint.
Indications: Cough, asthma, and chest pain.
Applicatioin: The needle is vertically inserted for 1-1.6 cm or obliquely inserted for 1.6-3.3 cm.
  
Aigen 3 acupoint (FA-P 7):
Location: This is 1.5 cun (5 cm) medial to the midline of sole, 4 cun (13.3 cm) from posterior heel border and 0.5 cun (1.6 cm) medial to lung acupoint.
Indications: Relief of pain, spasms and other symptoms of cancers of nasopharynx, neck, lungs, and upper and middle segment of esophagus.
Application: The needle is vertically inserted for 1.6-2.6 cm or obliquely inserted toward medial malleolus or heel for 2.6-4 cm.
   
Stomach acupoint (FA-P 8):
Location: On the midline of sole and 5 cun (16 cm) from the posterior heel border.
Indications: Diseases of stomach, vomiting, indigestion, and insomnia.
Application: The needle is vertically or obliquely inserted for 1.6- 3.3 cm.
   
Liver acupoint (FA-P 9):
Location: This is 2 cun (6.6 cm) medial to stomach acupoint.
Indications: Acute or chronic hepatitis, cholecystitis, intercostal neuralgia, and eye diseases.
Application: The needle is vertically or backward obliquely inserted for 1.6-3.3 cm.
   
Spleen acupoint (FA-P 10):
Location: This is one cun (3.3 cm) lateral to stomach acupoint.
Indications: Indigestion, diarrhea, retention of urine, blood diseases, and insomnia.
Application: The needle is vertically or obliquely inserted to medial side for 1.6-3.3 cm.

Small intestine acupoint (FA-P 11):
Location: They are 1.5 cun (5 cm) medial and lateral to the mid-line and 5.5 cun (18.3 cm) from posterior heel border.
Indications: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, intestinal gurgling, and dysentery.
Application: The needle is vertically or obliquely inserted for 2.6-4 cun.
  
Aigen 1 acupoint (FA-P 12):
   
Location: It is 2 cun (6.6 cm) medial to the midline of sole and 6 cun (20 cm) from posterior heel border.
Indications: Relief of pain and symptoms of cancers of lower end of esophagus, stomach, and cardia.
Application: The needle is vertically inserted for 1-1.6 cm or pierced toward medioposterior side for 2.6-4 cm.

 Colon acupoint (FA-P 13):
Location: This is 2 cun (6.6 cm) medial to the midline of sole and 6.5 cun (21.6 cm) from posterior heel border.
Indications: Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and dysentery.
Application: The needle is vertically inserted for 2.6-3.3 cm.

Kidney acupoint (FA-P 14):
Location: They are 1.5 cun (5 cm) medial and lateral to Yongquan (KI 1).
Indications: Headache, vertigo, psychosis, retention of urine, incontinence of urine, and lumbago.
Application: The needle is vertically or obliquely inserted toward Yongquan for 2.6-4 cm.
    
Urinary bladder acupoint (FA-P 15):

Location: On the midline of sole and 2 cun (6.6 cm) posterior to the root of 3rd toe.
Indications: Retention of urine, bed-wetting, and incontinence of urine.
Application: The needle is vertically or obliquely inserted for 2.6-4cm.

Uterus (seminal vesicle) acupoint (FA-P 16):
Location: On the midline of sole and 1.5 cun (5 cm) posterior to the root of 3rd toe.
Indications: Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, leukorrhagia, retention of urine, and orchitis.
Application: The needle is verti

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