Theory

SP 3 - Acupuncture Point - Taibai


SP 3 Names

  • English Name: Supreme White
  • Pinyin Name: Taibai
  • Chinese Character: 太白

Location

  • Proximal and inferior to the head of the 1st metatarsalphalangeal joint in a depression at the junction of the red and white skin.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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SP 3 Clinical Uses

  • SP Qi and Yang Deficiency, especially those with excess pathologies - abdominal a/or epigastric pain, digestive issues, heart pain.
  • Muscle atrophy in the lower legs, heaviness in the body.


SP 3 Point Associations


SP 3 TCM Patterns

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".



SP 3 Conditions Treated

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".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

LV 3

  • LV 3  Great Surge
    • Generally, resolves stagnation and tonifies Yin - balancing for all LV pathologies.
    • LV Qi Stagnation / LV Yang Rising - headaches, dizziness, canker sores.
    • Eye issues - blurred vision, red, swollen, painful eyes.
    • Menstrual issues from Deficient Blood, Yin, Qi a/or LV Qi Stagnation - dysmennorrhea, amenorrhea, PMS, breast tenderness.
    • Genital issues - pain/swelling, hernia, impotence, semianl emission.
    • Stagnation in the middle warmer - subcostal tension, chest/flank pain, swellings in the axillary region.
    • Digestive issues from LV attacking ST/SP - nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea w/ undigested food.
    • Calming point - anger, irritability, insomnia, anxiety.
    • With LI 4, four gates treatment - powerfully effects the flow of Qi and Blood in the body.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Important point to descend energy in the body, generally used after qi gong exercises, energy healing sessions, etc. Helps to avoid qi gong sickness (or running fire) where energy is stuck in the upper part of the head/body and causes issues such as shortness of breath, psychological issues, headache, etc.



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