Names Of Daheng

SP 15 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Great Horizontal
  • Pinyin Name: Daheng
  • Chinese Character: 大横
Meridian Information

Where Is SP 15 ?

SP 15 Location

  • 4 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus (CV 8) lateral to rectus abdominus.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is SP 15 Used For?

SP 15 Clinical Usages

  • Regulate the Qi of the Intestines - constipation, diarrhea (ST 25 better for diarrhea), abdominal pain and distention.

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How Is SP 15 Categorized?

SP 15 Acupuncture Point Associations

  • Intersection point of the SP & Yin Wei Meridians

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use SP 15 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Conditions May Use SP 15 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Points Are Near SP 15 ?

CV 8 Spirit Gate

  • Main point for extreme collapse of Yang especially leading to cold in the intestines - warms the stomach and helps digestive disorders.
  • Diarrhea, particularly from internal deficiency, but generally if other methods do not work.
  • Tonify body weakened from chronic illness/exhaustion.
  • Revival point from shock (esp. involving cold - hypothermia, frostbite), stroke, epilepsy.  

KD 16 Huang Shu


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ST 25 Celestial Pivot


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  • All intestinal issues - constipation, diarrhea, dysentary, distention, pain, masses/accumulations of any type.
  • Irregular menstruation, painful menstruation, fibroids/cysts, fertility issues and leukorrhea.
  • Connects the Upper and Lower Warmers (pre & post natal Qi).

GB 26 Girdling Vessel

  • GB 26, GB 27 & GB 28 are all useful points on the Dai Mai meridian which influences the GB, KD, Chong Mai, CV & GV Meridians.
  • GB 26 is most useful for women's issues - leukorrhea from any etiology, gynecological disorders, prolapses, infertility.
  • Menstrual related pains, cramping, bloating a/or migraines.
  • Local point for the lower back and waist

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