Names Of Gongsun

SP 4 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Yellow Emperor
  • Pinyin Name: Gongsun
  • Chinese Character: 公孫
Meridian Information

Where Is SP 4 ?

SP 4 Location

  • In a depression distal and inferior to the base of the 1st metatarsal bone 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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What Is SP 4 Used For?

SP 4 Clinical Usages

  • Excess pathologies of the ST and Intestines - severe abdominal a/or epigastric pain, dysentery, food poisoning.
  • Gynecological and Abdominal issues due to stagnation of Qi and Blood - masses, fibroids, cysts, irregular menstruation.
  • With PC 6 for chest and heart pain, shen disorders, sighing, anxiety, insomnia, nervousness.

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How Is SP 4 Categorized?

SP 4 Acupuncture Point Associations

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use SP 4 ?

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 4 ?

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 4 ?

KD 1 Gushing Spring


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  • Descends excess from above, useful for LV Yang Rising or LV Fire - headaches, tinnitus, hypertension, epilepsy.
  • Cooling KD empty heat - chronic sore throat, dry mouth, low back pain.
  • Tonify KD/HT Yin - insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, poor memory, mania, rage w/desire to kill, hot flashes, night sweats.
  • Loss of consciousness, yang collapse.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to descend the energy in the body particularly after qi gong exercises, energy healing sessions, etc. Useful for headache, nausea, insomnia, etc.

KD 2 Blazing Valley


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  • Generally useful for clearing excesses & acute presentations.
  • Ying Spring Point - clears heat, especially KD empty heat - chronic sore throats, irritability, night sweats, thirst.
  • Lower abdomen/sex organ/genital issues - Irregular menstruation, uterine prolapse, seminal emissions, impotence, genital itching and/or pain, difficult urination.
  • Wasting and Thirsting Disorder - thirst, dry mouth.
  • Local point for foot problems - swelling and/or pain, restless feet.
  • KD related emotional imbalances - fear of being apprehended, fright.
  • Moxa to tonify KD Yang.

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