0.5–1 cun vertically or obliquely in a proximal direction
Neiting ST-44 is a very important point with various functions.
Its most important action is to clear Heat from the Stomach Channel. characterized by fever, feeling of heat and thirst, jaw pain. It expels Exterior-Heat at the Bright Yang Stage of the Six Stage Theory or the Qi Level of the Four Levels Theory.
It is also able to expels Wind from the face, with symptoms such as eye pain, toothache, face pain as well as deviation of eye and mouth.
Finally, it calms the Mind by opening the Mind's orifices. The patients tend to dislike the sound of people talking and prefer silence.